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Minn. man found passed out on Wis. Capitol dome



Published: Wed, October 10, 2012 @ 3:00 p.m.

Minn. man found passed out on Wis. Capitol dome

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police say a Minnesota man who broke into the Wisconsin Capitol through a fifth-floor window and was found unconscious on the dome’s roof has been charged with felony criminal damage.

A criminal complaint accuses 21-year-old Andrew Bishop of scaling the outside of the Capitol on Sunday and smashing a window to get into the building. It says the intoxicated Roseville, Minn., man grabbed a fire extinguisher and threw it through another window.

The complaint says police found Bishop passed out on a dome outside one of the windows. It says Officer Justin Wichman described Bishop as very drunk and ultimately apologetic.

The State Journal reports Bishop is charged in Dane County with felony criminal damage and entry into a locked building. He’s being held on $1,000 bond.


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