Man Charged in Bizarre Bank Disturbance in Antigo

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 45-year-old Antigo man is behind bars in the Langlade County Jail after he's accused of causing a disturbance at a bank Monday.

According the to the criminal complaint, officers arrived at Chase Bank located on Fifth Avenue around 10:30 a.m. on August 19, for a man who was yelling at the staff stating he would be killed if he went outside.

A witness at the bank told officers she was afraid the man was going to attack her.

A responding officer attempted to calm down the man, assuring him he would not be killed if he went outside. The man, later identified as Wayne Tullberg, continued to refuse going outside; at one point even lying on the ground in the fetal position.

During that time, bank staff members began to escort customers out of the bank. A second officer arrived on scene and Tullberg was place in handcuffs and searched. Officers discovered nine .38 caliber handgun rounds.

Tullberg admitted that he had used meth or bath salts that morning, but couldn't remember which drug.

Officers executed a search warrant at Tullberg's home where they located a gun and more ammunition. Tullberg explained he was paranoid and afraid he'd be killed.

Tullberg is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. He's charged with disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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