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Incident Report for Case #2015-341865

Incident Type

Battery

Incident Date

10/07/2015 - 1:15 AM

Address

602 University Ave. (Wando's)

Arrested

Skyler L. Cage, age 21, Madison
She was cited for several offenses including: Battery - 2 counts, Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct.

Victim(s)

Female, age 26, Madison
Female, age 28, Madison

Details

A dispute over a Snapchat led to two batteries at a downtown bar overnight.
 
For the victims, the evening began at the Kohl Center where they took in the Kevin Hart "WHAT NOW? TOUR." The show included opening acts performed by other comedians, some of whom happened to be in the same nightclub as the victims after the show.
 
One took out her phone to shoot a quick Snapchat video of those who had made her laugh. Problems quickly started when an intoxicated woman confronted the victim believing she was the target of the Snapchat.
 
As the victim tried to explain that was not her intent, the suspect began punching her in the face. During the attack the victim dropped her new iPhone 6S. Its screen was now cracked.
 
The victim's friend moved in to try to stop the assault, and she too was punched multiple times in the head.
 
Others were able to pull the suspect away.
 
She was outside as the victims left the bar and was now screaming profanities at them while making vulgar statements about Hispanics.
 
The victims are Hispanic but did not believe the violence was brought on by their ethnicity, rather the Snapchat. Because of that, responding officers did not pursue a hate crime enhancer while citing the suspect on tentative battery charges.
 
 
 
 
 

Released 10/07/2015 at 11:18 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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