A 22-year-old Muskego man is facing charges after Waukesha police officers found him laying in the road a drunken mess while carrying stolen pills and a GPS.
Anthony L. Pyszczynski was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with two counts of theft, one count of possession of an illegally obtained prescription and one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 27 months in prison and $21,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 4:56 p.m. March 24, Waukesha police were called to the intersection of Delafield Street and Summit Street after someone reported an intoxicated man who may have fallen down. When they arrived, they saw Pyszczynski laying in the roadway and sitting up partially two to three feet away from the curb.
Pyszczynski’s jeans were also ripped wide open and he had no shoes on, but one of the shoes was later found several feet away.
Pyszczynski had very slurred speech and officers were only able to identify him by his driver’s license. He told officers he had no idea where he was or where he was going, but he thought he was in Muskego.
Officers asked Pyszczynski if he had a cell phone and he said he did. He began to dig through his pocket looking for the phone, but instead pulled out a prescription pill bottle, which belonged to another man and held it up for the officer to take it. He continued to dig through his pockets and then pulled out an electrical cord and GPS unit that had been inside.
Pyszczynski also had another pill bottle in his pocket, which was his.
He had a blood alcohol level of 0.08, so officers determined he was most likely under the influence of another substance as well, so they took Pyszczynski to Waukesha Memorial Hospital. While there, he became belligerent with officers, tried to bite and New Berlin Police officer, then fought off six officers as they tried to hold him down for a blood test.
Pyszczynski would stop for several minutes between outbursts. An officer noticed Pyszczynski’s heart rate would drop to eight beats per minute on a heart monitor when he would calm down.
One officer recognized Pyszczynski from a call earlier in the night where he appeared somewhat intoxicated, but said he was staying at a friend’s house on Brich Drive.
Officers found the owner of the pills lived in the 400 block of Bidwell and soon discovered the bottle was taken out of the owner’s SUV while it was parked in the driveway. Officers also discovered the GPS unit was taken out of another SUV parked in an adjacent driveway.
Pyszczynski will make his initial appearance in court Sept. 10.