An 18-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he was allegedly involved in an incident Thursday where someone shot paintballs at a police squad car near Haban Park.
Mitchell C. Burdick was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with one count of disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days in jail.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Thursday, Racine County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Highway C and Borgardt Drive after a police investigator reported someone shot his squad car with paintballs. After arriving at the scene, the deputy spotted Burdick’s car parked in a driveway 100 feet from the incident. Inside the car was a paintball gun and three wallets, one of which belonged to Burdick.
Officers found Burdick nearby hiding behind a building. He reportedly told deputies that he and four friends were playing paintball wars in the park when his gun stopped working, so he hid behind the building to avoid being hit by one of the other boys.
While hiding, he heard paintballs “splat” and screeching tires, then saw two of his friends running away from the scene.
Burdick was placed under arrest. He’s currently being held in Racine County Jail on a $250 signature bond.Share on Facebook