Two frightened families were escorted from the Waterford Public Library in October, when a Milwaukee teen tried attacking someone he believed had stolen from him.

Ronald Graun, 17, is charged with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for the Oct. 21 incident at the library, 101 N. River St. He made his initial appearance in court Thursday, after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for the incident.

Town of Waterford police responded to the library at 11:25 a.m. Oct. 21, for a report of “trouble with kids.”

A woman told police she had been in the library with a teenage boy when Graun came in and accused the teen of stealing his property, the criminal complaint states. Graun then started punching, according to the complaint.

The woman said Graun was trying to strike the teenage boy, but she got between them and was hit three or four times.

A 36-year-old man who was in the library heard shouting and swearing from within the room and went to see if anyone needed help. He saw the woman standing between the two teenagers, trying to keep them separated.

The other boy said Graun came in, and accused him of stealing items from his vehicle, and then punched him five or six times in the head. The boy said he had brain surgery several months earlier and was trying to protect his head as he was getting punched.

The library director had to escort two frightened families out of the building because of the incident.

Graun reportedly admitted to police that he had punched the other boy in the face.

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