This Big Labor supporter had a fever and the only prescription was more cowbell.
The Appleton Post Crescent reports:
Two misdemeanor charges have been filed against an Appleton woman accused of hitting a police officer as he tried to restrain her husband after ringing a cowbell in the officer's face.
Ashley C. Montour, 25, was charged in Winnebago County Circuit Court Tuesday with disorderly conduct and resisting/obstructing an officer, both misdemeanor offenses. If convicted, she faces one year in the county jail and $11,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Oshkosh police were responding to a report of a group of demonstrators outside of Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Road, who were blocking the driveway and making a lot of noise.
When an officer arrived, he saw a group of six to eight people standing on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant with Recall Walker signs. Some were yelling and others were making noise with other objects such as trashcan covers or cowbells.
The officer approached a 26-year-old Appleton man who was wearing blaze orange, standing on the sidewalk and ringing a cowbell. The officer told the man he needed to stop making so much noise and that he needed to move to a different spot on the sidewalk so he was not blocking the driveway.
The man looked at the officer, asked "how about more cowbells" and began ringing the bell again. The officer tried to reach for the cowbell and the man pushed the officer twice, according to the criminal complaint.
When the officer tried to restrain the man on the ground, Montour, the man's wife, is accused of swinging a Recall Walker sign like a baseball bat and hitting the officer in the back.
Turns out "more cowbell" was a pretty costly prescription. Just the latest example of the calm and peaceful efforts of normal, rational people who support Big Labor in Wisconsin.