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Mankato Man Charged With Giving Cop A Wet-Willy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A wet-willy has landed a man in trouble with police.

Police told our sister station in Mankato that 24-year-old Riley Swearingen put his pointer finger in an officer's ear while waiting in line for a bus early Saturday morning.

Since it involved bodily fluids, police say it rises to the level of felony assault.

Prosecutors say his blood alcohol content was 0.18 at the time of the incident.

"We have an assault of improper touching from one person to another without consent occur, which leads to the credibility of assault," said Cmdr. Jeremy Clifton. "But we also have bodily fluids, and a bodily fluid contact from this individual to a police officer while on duty; reaching the level -- well at least fits the statue of 4th degree assault."

Swearingen is also charged with misdemeanor disruptive intoxication. He was visiting on leave from a U.S. Air Force base in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

He spent three days in jail after prosecutors charged him.

Swearingen apologized before a judge Monday and agreed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor to avoid a felony charge.

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