A northeast Iowa man is under investigation by law officers in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois for allegedly calling in a fake report of a stabbing at a southwest Wisconsin tavern. Just before one A.M. Saturday, authorities received a 9-1-1 call reporting an ongoing fight at the "Thumbs Up" bar in Kieler, Wisconsin.
The man identified himself as an off-duty deputy and said that one person had been stabbed. The caller later claimed the victim of the stabbing no longer had a pulse and that he was performing C-P-R. Several law enforcement agencies responded, but discovered there was no such incident at the bar.
A short time later, Dubuque police received a similar call. Dubuque and Jackson County officials were able to trace the call and get a location of the cellphone. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Patrick Bailey of Bellevue. Multiple charges are being pursued.