Man's Protest Sign Against Police and His Cop Neighbor Leads to Charges
Suspect tells off-duty neighbor he wants to "duke it out" after holding a sign at the end of his driveway voicing his issues with the Brookfield Police Department.
A Brookfield man is facing charges after he decided to hold a sign at the end of his driveway to express his displeasure with his police officer neighbor and the Brookfield Police Department.
Alan B. Jacobson, 51, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces up to one year in prison and $11,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On May 25, an off-duty police officer living in the 2500 block of Lilly Road contacted police officers after he spotted Jacobson standing at the end of a driveway. The officer began to record the incident with his cell phone and Jacobson began to swear and told the officer “we should just end this now and duke it out and I’ll kick you (expletive).”
When officers arrived they told Jacobson he would be placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, to which he responded “no I won’t,” and began to physically resist officers. He eventually wasa taken to the ground, arrested and taken to the Brookfield Police Department.
Jacobson told officers he’s sick and tired of seeing his cop neighbor standing at the end of his driveway with his arms crossed and staring at him. And he said he’s also upset with the department pulling over his children and friends, so he decided to stand outside with the sign to express his anger.
Police Capt. Jim Adlam told Patch the sign said something about Brookfield police officers messing with motorcycles after Jacobson became upset when some of his friends were allegedly pulled over while riding motorcycles.
Jacobson said he did call his neighbor names, but denied threatening his life. He will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 6.