Twitter is a social networking tool that connects people across the world through real-time communication, but last week, two Whitefish Bay High School students used the social network to start a fight.
A 16-year-old Milwaukee boy suffered head injuries, a facial contusion and a nose fracture after a fight with a 16-year-old Glendale boy after school on April 30. When police arrived, the Milwaukee boy was lying on the ground, semi-conscious with blood coming from his nose and ear. The boy's mother declined medical transport and drove him to the hospital herself.
According to a police report, the fight started Friday, when the Milwaukee boy tweeted that he could steal the Glendale boy's girlfriend from him. The two tweeted at each other over the weekend and talked about fighting on Monday.
After the fight, the Glendale boy panicked and left the school. He was arrested behind a garage of a house on North Idlewild Avenue just north of Hampton Road. When he saw the police walking the yards looking for him, he called out to the officer and was cooperative.
The Glendale boy was cited for battery and the Milwaukee boy for disorderly conduct.
In other Whitefish Bay police news:
- Police were called to at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday on report of a counterfeit $10 bill passed at Subway on Port Washington Road. The bank will contact the Secret Service.
- An 18-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested at 2 p.m. Friday in the 4600 block of North Larkin Street on report of him going through yards, looking in house windows and looking over fences. He was taken into custody on two warrants through the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and issued a municipal prowling citation. He was cited for disorderly conduct for behavior while in custody. He was released into custody of the sheriff's office.
- A 39-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for retail theft at 7:38 p.m. Friday after reported a shoplifter just left the store. The man admitted to concealing $63.34 worth of liquor with intent to leave store without paying for it, but removed it after observing employees call police.