Madison police arrest suspect in unprovoked attack of elderly man in Culver’s parking lot

Culvers Attack Suspect
CREDIT: Madison Police Deaprtment
CREDIT: Madison Police Deaprtment

MADISON, Wis. — Police have arrested a 58-year-old man they said attacked a 78-year-old in the parking lot of a Madison Culver’s restaurant late last month.

In an incident report Friday afternoon, the Madison Police Department said officers took the man into custody Thursday on tentative charges of physical abuse of an elderly person.

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According to police, the suspect attacked the 78-year-old man without provocation in the parking lot of the Culver’s in the 2100 block of West Beltline Highway around 9:50 p.m. on Aug. 29. First responders treated the victim at the scene.

News 3 Now is not naming the suspect at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.