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Racine man allegedly ran over someone's foot at a Burger King

Racine man allegedly ran over someone's foot at a Burger King


MOUNT PLEASANT — A Racine man allegedly ran over someone’s foot at Burger King, 5335 Washington Ave.

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Daniel P. Erhardt, 58, of the 3600 block of Meachem Road, was charged with a felony count of hit and run causing injury.

According to a criminal complaint:

On Thursday, an officer was sent to Burger King, 5335 Washington Ave., for a report of disorderly conduct. It was advised that a child was being assaulted by an adult in a Jeep.

Daniel Erhardt


The officer found the car in the 3600 block of Meachem Road, and upon pulling into the parking lot saw the owner coming outside with a small child. She first said that the car didn’t go anywhere and the child was with her the whole time, but then later said Erhardt took the child to Burger King.

An officer spoke to two people who said they heard a child screaming at the Burger King and reportedly saw Erhardt punch the child one time. The two people went to confront him and tried to stop him from driving away. Erhardt then ran over the foot of one of them and then drove over a curb.

The officer asked Erhardt if he thought he hit either of the two men with his car. He said he didn’t think so, but if he did “it was because they were right on me.” When asked why he didn’t stop, he said that they would beat him up. He believed they were angry about him for not listening about his kid. He said if he did, it was just a hit with an open hand on the side of the head. He claimed he would never punch his kid.

Erhardt was given a $500 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 30 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.

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