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Defamation resulting in false imprisonment

On October 30, 2011 my fiancée and I drove the 55 miles from Chicago to Apple Holler establishment in order to relax and escape the pressures of the big city life in Chicago., We sought out the Wisconsin/farm ambiance as we have done a number of times in the past as Apple Holler is known to provide such an atmosphere for its guests. Our intent was to dine at the Apple Holler restaurant on the 30th and to enjoy the hay rides on the 31st and otherwise enjoy the farm as well as the Halloween setting.

It has not been uncommon for a group of us from Chicago to patronize Apple Holler facility for recreational apple picking and holiday cheer including sleigh rides during the Christmas season. Recently my fiancée learned that her only son will no longer speak with her. My fiancee is a grief stricken mother that no longer has a relationship with her own child due to the conduct of her step sisters, step mother and her own biological father. Apple Holler employee(s) somehow opined that I had kidnapped her and called 911.

This caused Racine officers, Sturtevant officers as well as Racine County officers to rush to Apple Holler as if criminal activity was afoot. Because my fiancee was so traumatized by the show of law enforcement force it took the officers over one hour for them to identify her. During this period I had been forced to stand and eventually sit (as I am in need of a total hip replacement) in the middle of the hallway surrounded by officers as if I were a criminal defendant. As I am a professional with obviously no criminal record this was also traumatizing to me as well.

When I first saw the officers I thought that they were approaching me because someone had struck my car. Little did I know? One even asked me if I had a gun! This is false imprisonment.

Although law enforcement bears some liability for the false imprisonment, they were acting on the slanderous and false utterances made by Apple Holler. What did Apple Holler employee do to us and why? How dare he behave in such a callous and thoughtless manner! Who is he to cast such judgment and ruin our day and several to follow (My fiancee is still traumatized over this event and I often think about it as well).

The restaurant employee (s) conduct amounts to slander, a form of defamation. How could I be in the process of kidnapping her particularly in view of the fact that I had used the washroom twice while she remained at the table? If Apple Holler employee believed that she was in some kind of a medical danger why not call the paramedics? Why call the police?

Where was the evidence of criminality? What was his motive? What is his expertise?

Instead of providing us with a paradigm of comfort and relaxation Apple Holler made matters exceedingly worse for me not to mention poor partner. The Apple Holler employee (s) should have been arrested for making a false police report.

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