Police: Victim held onto van’s wipers

Madison teen arrested with stolen bike, electronic items, police say

Manitowoc police have arrested a 31-year-old man who allegedly drove off as his girlfriend hung onto the windshield wipers trying to stop him.

An HTR Media report on Friday said the 31-year-old girlfriend was trying to keep him from leaving to deal drugs. She told police she jumped on his van as he drove away.

She hung on until he turned a corner and kept going. She fell off, bumping her forehead and scraping her hand, leg and feet.

At the hospital she told investigators the man had earlier hit her twice in the face and thrown her to the ground for talking back to him.

The man is being held on tentative charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct related to domestic violence.