Intoxicated Man Tasered, Arrested at Memorial Union

  • Incident date: May 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
  • Incident type: Alcohol
  • Location/address: Memorial Union

On Wednesday, May 6 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the UW-Madison Police Department responded to the Memorial Union for a welfare check. Union staff reported a conscious but unresponsive man lying on the ground outside, near Lot 1.

A UWPD officer responded and was able to identify the man, through an ID, as Charles A. Blissett, 32, of Madison. Blissett was intoxicated and clearly had fallen, as he was covered with cuts and blood.

Once seated, Blissett started walking away from the officer — when ordered to stop, he took off running and made his way inside the Memorial Union.

Additional officers responded and eventually located Blissett, who had slipped back outside into a chair on the Terrace. Blissett turned belligerent and threw a chair — at that point, a UWPD officer deployed his Taser. Blissett was then restrained and booked into the Dane County Jail.

Blissett — who has no affiliation with UW-Madison — was charged with Resisting/Obstructing — he also had a warrant for Robbery with Force. His blood alcohol content was .24.