Peaceful Memorial Day cookouts and picnics were marred Monday night on Madison's north side after a drunken Chicago man punched and groped several adults and a child, according to the Madison Police Department.
An 11-year-old boy was relaxing on a blanket with others when Darrin Johnson, 44, decided to sit with the group, police said.
Officers said that Johnson then tried to put his hand up the dress of an 18-year-old woman. When she rebuffed him, he reached for the crotch of the boy while making lewd comments, police said.
It was at this point that a 42-year-old woman, who was also on the blanket, decided it was time to pick everything up and go inside.
When she bent over to collect the picnic items, the suspect reached under her dress, police said. He then put another resident, a 48-year-old woman, in a headlock. After that he punched her in the head and knocked her down, police said.