Man arrested for drinking cough syrup outside Brookfield store

April 16, 2013

A 32-year-old Waukesha man was arrested for a probation violation after telling a passerby outside a grocery store that he drank an entire bottle of cough syrup.

According to the city of Brookfield police report:

Officers responded to Metro Market, 17630 W. Bluemound Road, at 11:42 a.m. April 10 after a caller told dispatchers the man had asked for a ride home.

The caller said the man claimed to have drunk an entire bottle of cough syrup and was having trouble walking.

The man was taken to Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, where he was medically cleared. He was arrested for violating his probation, related to a misdemeanor battery charge in 2012.

He is not allowed to possess alcohol, drug paraphernalia or drugs he does not have a prescription for.

His record also included a conviction for possession of an illegally obtained prescription in 2011.

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