The Latest Chapter in the Saga of “Segway Boy”
What is most amazing about this one, has to be a pretty simple fact:
A well-known Capitol protester was charged Wednesday with receiving stolen property for allegedly keeping a State Capitol police officer’s jacket, which he said he wore for friends as a joke.
The mother of Jeremy J. “Segway” Ryan, 24, of Madison, found the jacket in October while she was cleaning out Ryan’s apartment at 515 State St., according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court.
The jacket belonged to Officer Tammy Torstenson, who said she had taken off her jacket during protests at the Capitol and put it behind her work station but later found that it was missing, according to the complaint.
The complaint does not state how the jacket came to be in Ryan’s possession.
As the story clearly states, Ryan’s mother was the one who found the jacket, so it leads one to believe that she’s the one who called the cops to inform them about it. Since clearly, young Jeremy was more than happy to keep it as a “prize” and use it as a conversation piece.
Boy…one wonders the type of interview you’d get from “Segway Mom” about the type of child she’s unleashed upon the world. What does she think about his complete lack of respect for those in authority, total disregard for personal responsibility, and what she thinks of her son’s actions and career choices in general.
Sadly, something tells me you’d get an all-too common, rather ordinary and often repeated “Only in Madison” story.