Man arrested after verbally abusing Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on flight

Man charged with intoxication, disruptive behavior
Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 25, 2016

A man was arrested for being disruptive and yelling at Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on a flight from Milwaukee to Charlotte, N.C. Saturday evening.

Preston Bluntson, 36, has been charged with intoxication and disruptive behavior.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke with a passenger on the flight who said the man repeatedly used racial slurs, accused Clarke of “closing our parks” and said the sheriff is “not one of us.” The passenger also said Bluntson was very abusive and that Clarke responded only once, telling the man to “shut up.” 

When the plane landed, the passenger told the Journal Sentinel that Clarke held the man down and a Charlotte police officer took him into custody.

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