Waukesha man charged with huffing chemicals, kicking officer

Published on: 11/12/2013

A 25-year-old Waukesha man was charged last week with allegedly kicking a police officer in the groin after being woken up from a drug-induced sleep.

Brooke Ingersoll, 2322 Northview Road, was charged on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with battery to a law enforcement officer, possession with intent to abuse a hazardous substance and resisting an officer.

Ingersoll could face up to 7 1/2 years in prison and $30,000 in fines if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, a patrol officer with the Waukesha City Police found Ingersoll passed out in his car at 315 E. North St. at about 2 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

The officer tried to awaken the man, who was laying beside several aerosol spray cans, according to the complaint. Ingersoll allegedly popped up awake after a few moments, sprayed himself in the face with an aerosol can, and then lapped back into unconsciousness, the complaint states.

The officer took the spray can and the man woke up and exited the vehicle. According to the complaint, he then began walking toward the officer in a threatening manner, the complaint states.

The officer tried to disable Ingersoll with a stun gun, but was unsuccessful. Ingersoll then allegedly kicked the officer in the groin, causing 'immense and intense pain,' the complaint states.

Other officers then arrived on the scene and managed to subdue the man.

Ingersoll was released on Nov. 6 on a $1,000 cash bond and ordered to not possess or use any aerosol products.

He is expected to appear at a hearing on Nov. 26.