Senator Grothman may have been fearing some kind of physical attack from a protester ever since he called them “slobs” on TV and got severely scolded by a crowd at the Capitol
It finally happened. He received an unwelcome hug.
As Glenn Grothman walked out of M&I bank and passed a group of 100 protesters, a man “hugged Sen. Grothman. An officer reported that Grothman did not appear to enjoy the embrace, and was able to squirm away. ”
According to the police report the stranger hugged Grothman because, “I loved him.” and “he loves everyone”.
Full Text from the Madison Police Incidents Reports site:
Tuesday afternoon, several Madison Police officers were monitoring a crowd of around 100 protesting outside of the M&I Bank, 1 W. Main St., when Sen. Glenn Grothman approached. Demonstrators allowed Sen. Grothman to pass, but some were verbally abusive to the lawmaker. When Sen. Grothman exited the bank, he was also subjected to angry words, but as he walked away a man hugged Sen. Grothman. An officer reported that Grothman did not appear to enjoy the embrace, and was able to squirm away. The officer came up to the man and told him it is not okay to put hands on people who do not wish contact. The man told the officer he had no idea who Sen. Gorthman was, but that he hugged him because,” I loved him.” He added that he loves “everyone,” and that he decided to hug Grothman because he was wearing a suit, like the one the man used to wear when he worked in insurance. The man told the officer that he is the “peace walker,” that he had trekked here from Las Vegas, and that he is considering running for president. He also asked the officer if he knew “Snoop Dog.” The officer said he did not, and again told the man not to touch people who do not want to be touched.
classified as a “disturbance” on 03/15/2011 – 4:58 PM at 1 W. Main St.
If you just want to walk down memory lane briefly, here’s that “slobs” segment.
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