Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Segway Jeremy Ryan still not dead but in possession of stolen police uniform


Madison protestor Jeremy Ryan, aka Segway boy, is not dead yet, despite reports of his impending demise. However, Capitol police are unhappy to discover he has a police officer’s jacket.

A well-known Capitol protester was charged Wednesday with receiving stolen property for allegedly keeping a State Capitol police officer’s jacket, which he said he wore for friends as a joke.

The mother of Jeremy J. “Segway” Ryan, 24, of Madison, found the jacket in October while she was cleaning out Ryan’s apartment at 515 State St., according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court.

The jacket belonged to Officer Tammy Torstenson, who said she had taken off her jacket during protests at the Capitol and put it behind her work station but later found that it was missing, according to the complaint.

The complaint does not state how the jacket came to be in Ryan’s possession.

Officer Andrew Hyatt asked Ryan if he ever thought the jacket might be stolen and Ryan said he thought it was a little suspicious but said he didn’t think much about it, the complaint states.

Cops tend to be a little concerned when part of the uniform goes missing, but we’ll see starting tomorrow if the Dane County District Attorney is up to doing his job. Perhaps Ryan’s little friends could pay the potential $2500 fine for him.

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