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Incident Report for Case #2013-276361

Incident Type


Incident Date

09/03/2013 - 11:21 PM


State Street


Chad E. Grubbs, age 28, Madison
Suspect has been tentatively charged with Attempted Robbery/Party To A Crime - Hate Crime, and Bail Jumping.

Rodney A. Michaelis, age 42, Madison
Suspect has been tentatively charged with Attempted Robbery - Hate Crime and Battery - Hate Crime


Male, age 22, Madison


MPD detectives have amended tentative charges against the suspects after following up with the victim and investigating patrol officers. The victim told detectives that the suspects also attempted to steal his phone during the assault. 

Last updated 09/05/2013 at 10:44 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain


He was talking on his cell phone with a friend and speaking in his native African language. The 22-year old Madison man was seated inside a State St. bus stop, near the intersection with Fairchild St. He said it was about 11:20 p.m. last night, and he says he was minding his own business. While still on the phone, two strangers approached and ordered him to "stop talking that way." The victim said one punched him in the face. Afraid, he ran and called police. A sergeant, out on routine foot patrol, spotted the described suspects and watched as they ducked down near a residence in the 400 block of W. Mifflin St. It is marked with no trespassing signs. One man acknowledged having a confrontation with the victim, but claimed the victim started it by saying derogatory things about "white people." Later as the men were being taken to jail, the same suspect told his friend: "We did work tonight. We did white boy work tonight." The victim was shaken up, but not injured in the attack, which he says was unprovoked. 

Released 09/04/2013 at 9:04 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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