Valentine’s Flowers Violate No Contact Order

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Sheboygan man who police say tried to strangle his wife is facing an additional charge after he was accused of sending some Valentine’s Day flowers to her.

Prosecutors say the flowers violate bail conditions for Zackary Zelko, who was ordered to have no contact with his estranged wife. She contacted the county’s victim-witness coordinator after receiving the flowers at her workplace Monday. An accompanying card did not include Zelko’s name.

A criminal complaint says investigators went to the store where the flowers were ordered and talked with a clerk who remembered Zelko because he gave specific instructions not to include his name because of the no contact order.

In addition to charges of battery, strangulation and false imprisonment, Zelko is now facing felony bail jumping.

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  1. See BS says:

    No Contact Orders violate “Due Process of the law”, according to the State of Minnesota Bill of Rights. Only a Jury can strip rights away from a citizen, and only after being properly convicted of a crime.

    1. Real Talk Snitch says:

      Ummm…what rights does a no contact order stip away there smart guy?

      The man still has every imaginable right under the constitution even given the no contact order.

      I suppose if you count losing the right to harrass the wife you tried to kill….my response would be that was never a right enumerated under the constituion.

      You are full of BS

      1. See BS says:

        I think it’s like Sharai laws — only here in Minnesota it’s the men that are automatically guilty.

        If you get angry in your home — the Taliban (Union Thugs) show up and arrest the man.

        Maybe you should read Article 1, section 7 of the Minnesota Bill of Rights, before you dismiss it like it doesn’t exist. (it’s the boss of the judicial branch)

        1. See BS says:

          I just cited Article 1, section 7 of the Minnesota State Constitution. “Due Process of the law”

          Are you dtzy?

          1. kate says:

            An order of protection is allowed under Due Rights because the order of protection is not permanant and has to be discussed in court. It isn’t something she just thought up and yelled out the window.

            This guy’s right of due process does not trump the rights the other person has of safety and security. We can restrict what he wants, because what he wants to do is try to kill her. Unless you feel the horror of keeping predators away from someone he has tried to kill is much worse than trying to protect her.

            How do you feel about a suspected criminal being held in jail until trial, or until they can show that they can be trusted to be bailed out? That is what a protection order is like. It is a way to try to keep one person from harming another.

            1. See BS says:

              The Minnesota Constitution says no person in this state shall be deprived of life, liberty and property without due process of the law.

              Your “Opinion” is completely missing and has not been properly ratified.

              1. say what says:

                What does the Minnesota Constitution have to do with a no contact order in Wisconsin?

                1. See BS says:

                  Due Process of the law applies to Wisconsin too.

              2. kate says:

                What about the right of the person to not be strangled or beaten? When does she get rights?

                And you didn’t answer the question above “How do you feel about a suspected criminal being held in jail until trial, or until they can show that they can be trusted to be bailed out? .”

                This guy’s right of due process does not trump the rights the other person has of safety and security. We can restrict what he wants, because what he wants to do is try to kill her. Unless you feel the horror of keeping predators away from someone he has tried to kill is much worse than trying to protect her.

                1. See BS says:

                  Compared to the human rights violations in other countries, I guess it seems ditzy to see such a big deal out of flowers on Valentines day.

                  Did they send sherlock holmes to find out who sent the flowers?

            2. See BS says:

              I think you are an “Anti-Banana” and you are just sticking up for rogue Anti-Banana laws.

    2. you are BS says:

      This happened in Wisconsin so the MN law is not applicable. Besides, if he didn’t want abide by that condition in his bail release, he could have stayed in jail. The guy agreed that he wouldn’t contact her. He knew it was wrong since he made sure he didn’t put his name on the note. He was getting due process since he is going to have to go through a trial. If his right of due process was violated he would have just been sent to prison without a trial.
      So you are wrong on all of your points.

  2. truth says:

    Flowers on Valentine’s Day were delivered anonymously to her work and she through a hissy fit? Women are so ungrateful.

    1. Me says:

      ummm Truth, if someone I loved and trusted tried to Strangle and kill me, i’d throw a hissy fit too, if they violated an order. I’m sorry but, the guy lost his right for any chance at anything, when he tried to inflict harm on another human beling trusted him to love and care for her.

  3. Me says:

    Wow, is everything I am reading…For Real? This stuff takes the cake…People…unbelievably crazy these days…even the normal ones are becoming crazy…Mike, and SEE BS….you both are either being sarcastic…or you have some real issues.

  4. See BS says:

    I think there are lonely women who want flowers, but men are afraid to send them flowers because of overzealous stalking and harassment laws.

    Minnesota has too many Union thugs bullying everyone around for petty stuff and job security.

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