One Last "Hoorah" for Northern Indiana Man Before Getting Arrested
GARY, Ind. -- A man from Hobart is in jail after one last "hoorah" with police.
Early Saturday morning, an Indiana State Police trooper pulled over a black pick-up truck for not stopping at a stop sign. The driver also had his head out of the window, and was yelling "Hoorah!" at people.
Trooper Madry had the driver, Edward Wilbur of Hobart, get out of the truck. That's when Wilbur kept yelling "Hoorah!" and punched Madry. The trooper got Wilbur in an arm lock, but Wilbur got away, yelled "Hoorah!" again, got back in his truck, and drove away.
Madry drove after Wilbur, from Gary to Lake Station, near the 2700 block of Clay Street. That's when Wilbur got out of his truck and ran away into some woods.
Later that night, two officers with the Lake Station Police Department found Wilbur at a bar. They arrested him and took him to the Lake County jail, where officers say he fell to the ground in a fetal position and continued to yell.
Wilbur is facing numerous charges, including OWI, Public Intoxication, and battery on Law Enforcement.
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