A Recall Walker demonstrator found out Thursday that there is such a thing as too much cowbell.
Oshkosh Police Department officers arrested the 26-year-old Appleton man after he decided to give an officer more cowbell after the officer requested the group of Recall Walker demonstrators gathered in the 1800 block of Oshkosh Avenue Thursday afternoon stay quiet and avoid blocking a restaurant’s driveway.
OPD spokesman Officer Joe Nichols said officers responded after restaurant customers called to complain the demonstrators had blocked access to the driveway about 4:20 p.m. Thursday.
The man continued to shake the cowbell in the officer’s face in spite of his requests to not make excessive noise.
When the officer attempted to take the cowbell, the Appleton man pushed the officer twice.
Nichols said the officer “directed” the man to the ground and requested assistance.
As he attempted to handcuff the man, a 25-year-old Appleton woman hit the officer in the back with her picket sign.
Both were arrested and taken to the Winnebago County Jail.