Man claiming to be Spartacus arrested for criminal damage to property

Smashing windows with a fire extinguisher ended badly for one man who was arrested for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct early Sunday morning.

One witness who was helping set up the Madison Marathon on the Capitol Square first saw 23-year-old Maxwell Kleinhaus use the fire extinguisher to smash windows of Sol’s on the Square, located at 117 E. Mifflin St., and the Bartell Theater, at 113 E. Mifflin St., at approximately 12:59 a.m., according to Joel DeSpain, Madison Police Department spokesperson.

Staff members of a nearby bar were able to control Kleinhaus after he smashed a Heritage Tavern window at 131 E. Mifflin St., according to DeSpain.

Witnesses told police Kleinhaus was yelling “unintelligible” things while smashing windows.

After being taken into custody, Kleinhaus claimed to be Spartacus in the MPD squad car, according to DeSpain.

Police could not confirm whether Kleinhaus was violent with any witnesses and said he did not resist arrest when police arrived.

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