A man from Superior, Wisconsin, who gained international notoriety after being convicted in 2006 of molesting the carcass of a dead deer was arrested this week for allegedly assaulting a female police officer.
Bryan James Hathaway, 25, was arraigned Wednesday on four charges stemming from an incident that took place at the Hermantown Walmart on Monday night.
Hathaway is accused of assaulting Officer Kody Vedder, obstructing legal process, fleeing on foot and receiving stolen property. He is being held in the St. Louis County Jail on $20,000 bail.
According to the criminal complaint, Vedder was off duty and shopping at Walmart with her 11-year-old daughter after getting off work Monday evening, Duluth News Tribune reported.
The officer was wearing a black T-shirt with the word POLICE emblazoned across the front and back of the shirt in bold white letters.
With her shopping done, Vedder was walking back to her car when she spotted Hathaway in the backseat of a Lincoln Town Car parked next to her.
The complaint states that the officer thought that the man appeared suspicious by the way he was repeatedly ducking down and watching out for passersby.
Vedder got out of her car, knocked on the window of the vehicle where Hathaway was sitting and pointed to the lettering on her shirt. She then told the 25-year-old that she is a cop and instructed him not to move.
The officer called 911 and asked for police response, but before the reinforcement had a chance to arrive, Hathaway tried to make a run for it, according to the complaint.
Vedder grabbed the suspect by the back of his shirt and attempted to drag him down to the ground, but the complaint states that Hathaway wrenched himself out of her grasp and pushed her to the pavement.
Vedder suffered scratches and bruises to her tail bone in the confrontation that required an X-ray.
By that point, officers from three nearby police departments arrived on the scene and apprehended Hathaway near a Volkswagen dealership.
When police searched the car where Vedder first spotted Hathaway, they recovered a backpack containing two Android cell phones in boxes, one of which still had the security device from Walmart around it.
Officers also seized a Virgin Mobile LG cell phone and a new power cord in a plastic bag from the same store.
This incident comes less than six years after Hathaway was arrested for having sex with a dead deer.
On October 11, 2006, then-18-year-old Hathaway stumbled upon the animal’s carcass while biking along Stinson Avenue, Chicago Sun-Time reported.
Hathaway told detectives that he was aroused by the sight of the deer in the ditch. He admitted moving the carcass into the woods and assaulting it.
‘When I was done, I was upset with myself,’ Hathaway said in a statement to police at the time. ‘I know having sex with animals is wrong. But I can’t help myself and I need help.’
He pleaded no contest to a charge of sexual gratification with an animal and was ordered to undergo psychological treatment after receiving a probationary sentence.
In April of 2005, Hathaway pleaded no contest to a felony animal mistreatment charge in connection with the shooting of an Arabian horse in Douglas County.
According to the criminal complaint in that case, Hathaway told investigators that he gunned down the animal, a 26-year-old gelding named Bambrick, for the purpose of having sex with it.
However, Hathaway never got a chance to carry out his plan because he was scared off by a neighbor who heard the gunshot and walked in that direction.
‘I’ve never run across a personality like this,’ said Detective Sgt. Ed Anderson of the Douglas County, who investigated the crime. ‘I’ve never seen this type of behavior before.’
According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Hathaway remains under probation supervision until August of next year. He also has a pending probation violation hearing in Chisago County for a 2008 theft conviction.
SHIPPENSBURG — A Wal-mart employee was recently found have been stealing their lunch from the store for the past year.
Carl Martin Lewis, 22, Newburg, was found stealing items from the store at 100 Conestoga Dr. for his lunch around noon each day from Aug. 11 to 15, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle.
Wal-mart’s Asset Protection Manager noticed that an employee had been stealing his lunch for the past few weeks, police said.
When the manager asked Lewis about the incidents, he stated that he had been doing so for the past year, police said.
The investigation continues, police said.
Mid July my fiance’ and I took a late night trip to the local Walmart to get a few groceries. We have a local tea house located near Walmart that sells tea with little black tapioca balls in the bottom. As I’m in the makeup aisle I hear a few aisles away my fiance’ yell “WHAT THE F*CK!?” so I took off in that direction. I reached him as he was chewing out a group of college kids who were laughing and walking away from him. I asked what had happened and one of the douchebags had shot 7 tapioca balls at my fiance, hitting him in the face and sticking them to his clothes. I proceeded to pick the tapioca from him, followed the group and threw the balls in their face and told them to grow the f*ck up. I informed an employee who refused to reprimand or remove the delinquents from the store. To make matters worse the group waited for us in the parking lot and proceeded to harass us the entire way to our vehicle. Even better? The group was probably older than we are and acted like they had the mentality of 6 year olds.
OWASSO, Oklahoma – A 20-year-old Tulsa man is in jail after police say he sexually harassed a Walmart employee then peeped in the women’s bathroom.
Joshua Dakota Traub was arrested by Owasso Police on complaints of sexual battery, peeping Tom and obstructing an officer.
Police say Traub was in the Owasso Walmart at 12101 East 96th Street North just after 11 p.m. when he approached a female maintenance worker pushing a trash bin down an aisle. Traub spoke to the woman, asking her about her job and if she would be at the store if he returned later.
The woman told Traub she was engaged, and he seemed annoyed, saying “Oh, well, good for you,” according to the victim’s statement.
The woman started walking away when Traub apparently delivered a “smack to her buttocks,” according to the arresting officer Joshua Goins.
Traub was then caught on video opening the door to the women’s bathroom, stepping in and looking, the arrest report states.
The 20-year-old Tulsan ran from the store and was captured by Owasso Police. Officer Goins said Traub gave incorrect answers during booking and said he had a physical handicap of being hungry.
He reportedly told police he was suicidal, asking “Yeah, now what is that going to get me?” He changed his answer after being informed of procedures for suicidal subjects, the officer said.
Traub was being held Saturday morning on a $3,000 bond.