We had to post this. Unbelievable… Via link
Above: A mug shot from the arrest.
During a Sunday pick-up game, ten members and one spectator of the Milwaukee Bike Polo Club were arrested and charged with “trespassing a dwelling” at the O’Donnell parking structure in downtown Milwaukee. Below is a first hand account:
An unmarked Buick Century approached with three undercover sheriff’s deputies. The officers sprung out of the car and instantly shouted “every one come here and against the wall”. They count us out eleven then proceeded to note, “I thought there were 12” (Lodi had snuck out 5 mins before the bust). The officer then told us that we were under arrest and would be receiving trespassing tickets for $263 each. We tried to talk our way out of the situation but that lasted about 30 seconds. One by one we gave our information and received a ticket. We were then told by one of the officers that we were being detained but no is under arrest, specifically he said “if you are asked by a cop or employer have you ever been arrested say no”. We were then zipped tied and the officers explained that we would be going downtown to be processed and released and that it should not take too long, that essentially “it’s just like a speeding ticket”. This led to confusion for us since when you get a speeding ticket, you don’t usually go to jail, right?