The following is a helpful tip from your friends at the Vomit Comet.
If you’re going to go out drinking and need to use a fake ID, do your best to make sure that the guy you’re pretending to be
isn’t wanted by the police for anything.
Winona police were called to Brothers Bar, 129 W. Third St., at 12:43 Saturday morning. The bouncer at the downtown bar suspected he had a fake identification card. The person on the driver’s license, a Kevin Michael Stenson, was 27. But the bar patron didn’t look nearly that old.
Police confronted the man who presented the identification, and he insisted he was indeed Kevin Michael Stenson, according to the police report. Police then ran Stenson’s name through dispatch only to reveal that Stenson had at least one warrant for his arrest.
As they told “Stenson” this, Riley, 20, of Oak Park, Ill., quickly admitted his real name and that he had used the identification to drink in the bar, according to police reports.
Cole Patrick Riley, the man who had been playing the part of mr. Stenson, was taken to detox for the night and has been charged with giving false information to police, underage consumption and possessing the identification of another. He is currently residing in the Winona County Jail and is supposed to be making a court appearance today.
Hell of a way to end a night on the town.