A Milwaukee police officer brawled with a man dressed as a clown outside City Hall recently, and one bystander captured the entire beat-down on video.
"The officer reached for him, and then all of a sudden, the next thing you know, they're on the ground, tussling and rolling around. The officer started punching him, and then another officer showed up, and it looked like they were about to arrest him. The clown was resisting, so the cop needed to do what he needed to do to make sure he was safe," recalled onlooker Mitch Cooper.
The footage is hilarious, but you have feel a bit sorry for the clown. Being body-slammed to the pavement couldn't have been fun. And, what was he doing that was so awful? So what if he was spraying motorists with a squirt gun?
Spectators said the suspect was being belligerent, but he doesn't look like he was a major threat to the Milwaukee officer. After the cop slams him onto the sidewalk, the two started wailing away at each other's heads, and cars can be seen speeding past in the background. It seems like the patrolman went a little too far in this situation, but who knows. What is your opinion? Did the guy have it coming to him?
The suspect has not been identified, but he is apparently a well-known gadfly who enjoys hanging around Milwaukee government buildings.