Two Waukesha brothers are facing charges after they were in a fight at the Salty Toad, before running to a nearby restaurant where one of them refused to stand up and let a police officer look at his shirt, according to a criminal complaint.
Amilio A. Torres and Rico A. Torres, both 22, of Waukesha, were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of battery and one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, Amilio Torres faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines, while Rico Torres faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 1:57 a.m. July 29, Waukesha police were called to the Salty Toad after several men got into a fight at the bar. While responding, an officer saw the Torres twins and anther man run across Barstow Street, then walked hurriedly as the squad car approached and enter El Palmar restaurant.
A bouncer at the bar said the brothers were involved with an altercation with another man in the bar. One of the men punched a bouncer during the incident, the bouncer told officers. The other man involved in the fight left on a motorcycle, but the bouncer said he ripped one of the men’s shirts.
The officer then went to El Palmar where Rico Torres was sitting causally while Amilio was sitting with his back straight against the bench. Rico told the officer his brother was a cage fighter who had a match earlier that night in Milwaukee and they had been dropped off at the restaurant.
However, the other man with them had already told police they were at the Salty Toad earlier that evening.
Amilio Torres was asked to stand up and show the officer the back of his shirt, but he ignored the command. He continued to ask, but Rico Torres interjected again saying the officer was harassing them because they were Hispanic, then told the officer “you ain’t (expletive) without your badge on.”
The officer continued to ask to see if Amilio’s shirt was ripped, so Rico then told the cop “you want to see a ripped shirt?” then grabbed the back of his brother’s shirt and ripped it all the way down to the hip area.
The officer told Rico Torres was under arrest, but Amilio then refused to move to allow the officer at his brother. Eventually he was moved out of the area by the officer. Rico Torres later apologized for his actions, telling officers he normally doesn’t drink alcohol.
The Torres brothers will make their initial appearance in court Oct. 15.