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Incident Report for Case #2020-248966

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/09/2020 - 5:50 PM


3817 Milwaukee St. (Woodman's parking lot)


The case detective has spoken with the victim and her family, and she has told the investigator that the suspect used racial epithets towards her and one of her children during the assault.  She says he also struck one of her children. The case detective is continuing to work this case and his reports will eventually be reviewed by the Dane County District Attorney's Office.


Last updated 07/15/2020 at 3:16 PM by PIO Joel Despain


     A 65-year-old McFarland man was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct following a disturbance this past Thursday afternoon in the rainy parking lot of Woodman's, 3817 Milwaukee St.
     A 32-year-old Fitchburg woman told police the suspect opened her car door and struck her in the face after banging on her car window. She responded by kicking the man. The woman's four children had been dropped off near the grocery by their mother, and saw what was happening. They went to their mom's aid.
     Surveillance video shows the children pulling the man away. During the struggle, he is hit in the head and was later seen by Madison Fire Department paramedics after having difficulty responding to an officer's questions.
     The suspect, David G. Lythjohan, said he was upset with the victim as her car was blocking him from pulling out of a parking stall. He was trying to pick up his wife who was waiting outside of the grocery. He denied punching the victim.

Released 07/13/2020 at 10:44 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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