Man throws chairs, damages property in drunken altercation, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police arrested a man Saturday after he hit a woman with a chair and damaged property during a drunken altercation in the shadow of the state Capitol, police say.

According to an incident report, a woman was looking to "just enjoy a nice dinner" on the 100 block of State Street when Jimmy A. Clark, 61, began throwing restaurant chairs at another man. The woman, who knew both men involved in the conflict, tried to intervene and was hit in the head by one of the flying chairs.

Police said Clark was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and on a warrant.

According to the report, Clark tried to downplay the incident, saying, "Ain't nothing occurred. A man attacked me, and I threw chairs at him."



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