Police: Teen, confronted for urinating, charged in guard battery

Police: Teen, confronted for urinating, charged in guard battery
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A 13-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a violent attack on a private security guard on Madison’s west side in mid-November, police said.

Madison police said a private security guard was taken by ambulance to a hospital after being beaten by a teenager in the early evening of Nov. 18. The 54-year-old confronted the teenager, who was reportedly urinating near a public library.

Police said the 54-year-old was on patrol at about 5:30 p.m. in Meadowood Shopping Center on Raymond Road when he came upon a teen who was peeing outdoors. The guard asked the teen to stop, saying that it was disrespectful and he could end up in trouble with police.

The teen punched the man in the face, the report said. He suffered a broken orbital bone, broken nose and chipped tooth.

The teen ran off while the guard alerted the neighborhood police officer who was in his office near the attack.

The 13-year-old was arrested Tuesday on a tentative charge of substantial battery, police said. The teen told police that he attacked the guard because he does not like to be yelled at.

Police said two weeks after the attack, the security guard continues to recover from his injuries.

The teen was at the Dane County Juvenile Reception Center Wednesday, police said.