A Winona man who engaged in an angry confrontation with young Pokémon Go players Thursday evening has been cited for fourth-degree criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.
Bruce Daniel Reed, Jr., 67, was captured on cell phone video as he confronted the Poképlayers in Winona Veterans Memorial Park. The nearly seven-minute video shows Reed charging from person to person, cursing loudly and threatening physical violence, at one point knocking a phone out of a man’s hand. Reed is seen overturning a portable picnic awning, then lunging into it, pulling and damaging the aluminum and nylon shelter. Several squad cars are seen arriving at the park and an officer physically inserting himself between Reed and a player to bring the older man under control.
NOTE: The video contains profanity.