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Drabek v. Sabley

Supreme Court of Wisconsin
142 N.W.2d 798 (Wis. 1966)


Facts

Tom Drabek (plaintiff) and other minors were throwing snowballs at cars as they drove by Drabek’s house. Dr. Nanito Sabley’s (defendant) car was hit with one of the snowballs. Sabley got out of his car and chased down Drabek. Sabley took Drabek by the arm to his car and told Drabek to get in. Sabley then drove Drabek downtown and held him until they found a police officer, at which point Sabley told the officer about the incident and left Drabek in the officer’s custody. Drabek brought suit for false imprisonment and battery. The trial court dismissed the complaint. Drabek appealed.

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