John McCain and Barack Obama supporters exchanged taunts on opposite corners of Johnson and Main Streets in Fond du Lac Tuesday night. Police Lieutenant Steve Klein says smaller groups were broken up earlier in the day when they encouraged passerby to honk for their candidates and neighbors complained. They returned later and shortly before the polls closed the groups had grown to close to 200. Then someone in a pickup truck almost incited the crowd — by breaking out some Confederate flags. Klein says police were called in to break up the groups.
One Fond du Lac man was arrested when he became a little too frisky with a Green Bay television reporter who was there to cover the event. The man "apparently slapped the female reporter on the buttocks," says Klein. "He appeared to be highly intoxicated." Klein says the man was charged with 4th Degree Sexual Assault and Obstructing an Officer, because he wouldn't give police his name. The man's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.