Couple Flipping Off Motorists On Christmas Eve Arrested

SANDWICH, Ill. (STMW) – A man and a woman were charged with several misdemeanors in connection with an altercation with police on Christmas Eve in Sandwich.

About 6 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 100 block of East College Street for a report of intoxicated people giving motorists the middle finger, according to a Sandwich police release.

When officers arrived at the scene, they confronted Brian P. Carlsen, 36, of the 300 block of Wilshire Dr. in Sandwich, and Jessica A. Chaplin, 28, of the same address, the release said.

Police arrested Carlsen after he threw chunks of snow at a house and placed Chaplin under arrested after she became irate at officers and began swearing at them while refusing to cooperate with their commands, according to the release.

Carlsen was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct — including misuse of 9-1-1, after he used his cell phone to attempt to report an emergency that did not exist while he was being processed by police, the release said.

Chaplin was charged with resisting a peace office, obstructing a police office and pedestrian under the influence of alcohol, according to the release.

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  • Bob Hamilton

    The Sun Times Media Wire could save themselves and their readers some time and money by not including the useless generic file photo with every story. The useless and unrelated photo takes more time and bandwidth to send than the actual story.

  • Mike Leahy

    This is news?

    • Imaginethis

      Yes, Mike, it’s news. When people like you (those who MUST comment that what you read in its entirety is not news) don’t hear about something, you then proceed complain that both the newspaper and the police are not doing their jobs, and their lame, and all that sort of thing. Then, when they do report something, your type complains about that too! If you don’t think it’s news then don’t read it! And if you read it and don’t think it’s worthy, why not just skip the “This is news?” comment that we constantly see here. Why click the link to a news site story if you don’t think what you’re going to be shown is news? The link usually gives you a fairly good clue. I think you just like to complain.

  • thementalist

    Mike apparently you thought it was. You obviously read it! Think before you speak.

  • Ronpepper

    Bob H., what a scrooge. Bah humbug. You seem to be experiencing same foul holiday mood that our Sandwich flippers displayed

  • shane

    Yes but fortunatly he is only flipping off YOU!! And I think I’ll join him!!! m!m

  • Catamaran

    Most of the comments here are irrelevant. Why are you constantly fighting with one another? Just read the flipping story and move on for heaven’s sake. Sounds to me like a lot of people had a bad Christmas!

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