MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant police say they received a report of Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of shooting and killing two people during protests in Kenosha, at a local pub while out on bond.
The person who contacted police said they thought they spotted Rittenhouse, via video, at Pudgy’s Pub on Tuesday. The caller said she was concerned the 18-year-old was in violation of his bond agreement.
Mount Pleasant police later confirmed that Rittenhouse was not in violation of his bond agreement. Police said they made the confirmation with the Kenosha County District Attorney's office.
Mount Pleasant police said Friday that officers followed up on the call from the concerned citizen. Arriving at the pub, located at 7800 Washington Ave., officers determined that the person was in fact Rittenhouse. He was also in the company of a parent, between the hours of 2:25 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. on Jan. 5.
In Wisconsin, people under the age of 21 can legally drink alcohol in a bar if they are with a parent.
A reporter for the Kenosha News tweeted this photo of Rittenhouse reportedly in Pudgy's. [Warning: Tweet contains vulgar language]:
A photo of Kyle Rittenhouse out at a Racine County tavern wearing a "free as fuck" t-shirt were widely shared on social media Friday. Mt. Pleasant Police said that Rittenhouse was with a parent and that his presence in the bar did not violate conditions of his $2 million bond pic.twitter.com/m8NFFEyVM5— Deneen Smith (@deneenknews) January 8, 2021
Rittenhouse is accused of shooting and killing Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and seriously injuring Gaige Grosskreutz during protests and unrest in Kenosha in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.