Kedzie says son attacked over yard sign in Whitewater
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Sean Kedzie. Photo via Facebook.
Sean Kedzie, the son of Sen. Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn), was attacked by two men at his home in Whitewater when confronting one of the men taking down a Romney/Ryan sign, according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The younger Kedzie was treated and released from an area hospital, and Whitewater police said they are investigating the incident.
A copy of a statement released by Sen. Kedzie reads:
“Early on Friday morning, October 19, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately.
The individual returned the sign, however, a second person confronted and attacked Sean without warning.
Sean was wrestled to the ground by both persons, held down by a constricting chokehold, and struck repeatedly about the face and head.
He nearly passed out from the chokehold and suffered contusions to his face and eyes.
Fortunately, an alert neighbor heard the commotion, scared the individuals away, and called the police.
My wife and I were awakened by a telephone call from Sean’s roommate that Sean had been taken by ambulance to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital.
Sean was treated for his injuries and release from the hospital the same day.
As this was a private family matter, we chose not to remark publicly about it and allow law enforcement to do their job. But we understand these types of incidents will eventually become public and questions will arise, particularly in my position as a state legislator.
Sean is still recovering from the injuries he sustained as a result of this beating, and we are confident he will make a full recovery.
But obviously, as parents, we are shaken by this event and very troubled it was apparently initiated and motivated for political reasons.”