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La Crosse man accused of hitting police cars with firework, other objects over several months



The suspect in an alleged firework attack on a La Crosse police car is being charged with reckless endangerment.


During a court hearing Tuesday, Shawn Keller of La Crosse denied wrongdoing, and objected to a cash bond of $100,000.

“I’m not able to afford that,” Keller said during a video appearance from the county jail. “I’m just 30 years old. I didn’t do any of those charges.”

Last weekend, a manned squad car on Jackson Street reportedly was struck by a flashing firework, thrown from another vehicle, and sustained some damage.

The officer in the car was not hurt. Keller was arrested not long after the incident.

Police believe Keller has also attacked other squad cars recently with a brass ring, and ice, and spit on one car.

La Crosse County Judge Mark Huesmann called the allegations against Keller “quite disturbing,” as well as “frankly somewhat bizarre.”

The judge ordered Keller to possess no weapons, and do no driving, while the case is in court.

Keller faces five charges, including reckless endangerment. He’s scheduled back in court next week.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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