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Naked man accused of punching Sheboygan police officer

Police say man was found in middle of intersection
Posted: 7:48 PM, Jul 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 11:28:50-04
Naked man accused of punching Sheboygan police officer
A 19-year-old Sheboygan man is accused of striking an officer in the face after he was found naked in the middle of an intersection Saturday night.
Sheboygan police sayd John Ridenour was “screaming and shaking both of his fists in the air” at the intersection of South 17th Street and Alabama Avenue, according to the criminal complaint.  
 
When officers attempted to get Ridenour out of traffic, he began swearing and told them “not talk to him.”
 
Police say Ridenour then charged and punched an officer in his left eye.  
 
He was restrained by police but allegedly continued to resist arrest. Emergency medical assistance was called and sedated Ridenour and he was taken into custody. 
The injured officer was taken to Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center and was diagnosed with a facial contusion on his left eye.  
 
Ridenour was charged with disorderly conduct, battery to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and criminal damage to property.