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Wis. Man Jailed After Punching Nurse In Face

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated Appleton man punched a nurse in the face as she treated him for a cut finger.

The 47-year-old man was jailed on tentative charges of felony substantial battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Police Lt. Jay Steinke says additional charges could also be considered.

Steinke says the nurse was tending to the man Friday night when he punched her “out of the blue.” He says the nurse was caught completely off guard, and that she had no reason to think she’d have to defend herself from him.

The Post-Crescent of Appleton says the nurse suffered a cut and loosened teeth but didn’t require hospitalization.

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