A man arrested after a drunken brawl allegedly told officers he would use his knowledge of chemistry to carry out a revenge bombing.
Police say 31-year-old Milwaukee resident Dustin B. Colvin made the threat Oct. 21 as officers were investigating a fight at the Great Wolf Lodge in the village of Lake Delton.
In the early morning, two Lake Delton Police Department officers and one sergeant responded to the hotel for a report of a physical disturbance in progress, according to a criminal complaint.
Officers reportedly located a room where noises had been heard, and knocked on the door. A bloodied man, with an eye wound swollen to the size of a grapefruit, opened the door, and officers reported seeing blood and hair on the floor and walls.
The man told officers he was roommates with Colvin and that they both attended Milwaukee Area Technical College. They had been at a conference hours earlier, the man said, and went out drinking after.
The two men allegedly began to fight after a drunken argument over rent money.
An officer who interviewed Colvin reported that he gave untruthful answers and made comments that he was going to hurt the other man when they got back to Milwaukee. When confronted about his statements, Colvin allegedly admitted to lying because he didn’t want to get kicked out of school.
“Dustin stated he was a chemist and would make a bomb to get revenge on officers who ‘unjustifiably’ arrested him,” the officer reported. “Dustin added he was going to bring a Vegas situation to the Wisconsin Dells area for getting him kicked out of college.”
After he was transported to the jail for booking, prosecutors said Colvin was uncooperative and that five deputies had to restrain him.
The Sauk County District Attorney’s Office has charged Colvin with threatening an officer, battery, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.
Editor's note: This article was updated Nov. 30 to correct the name of the college the two men attended.