A dispute in a rural area near Clayton Sunday morning, Aug. 4, 2019, which allegedly included a man brandishing a gun, was apparently defused after a Barron County Sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene, according to Barron County dispatch logs.
The incident took place in the 400 block of 1/2 Avenue, at a rural Clayton address in Barron County.
According to dispatch logs, a woman called 911 shortly after 10 a.m. to report the incident. She said she had let two bicycle riders – a man and a woman – spend the night on her property to get out of the rain, but now, she wanted them to leave.
She said the bikers “were making the neighborhood uncomfortable.” The caller also said the bikers had “gotten into a shouting match” with a neighbor across the street from her property, and that her neighbor “threatened to get a shotgun.”
The neighbor then called dispatchers to say that the bikers were “in tents on his property.” He said he told them “they had to move on (but that the bikers) were being disorderly.”
Dispatchers asked the neighbors to stay away from the bikers until a deputy could get there.
Then, dispatchers got yet another call, this one evidently from one of the bikers. The caller wouldn’t give his last name, but he said he could be identified by the fact that he “had a purple beard.” The caller said the woman’s neighbor “had pointed a gun at him,” and that “he felt threatened.”
The biker said he was leaving and heading towards Clayton.
At 10:30 a.m., a deputy made contact with the bikers. About 45 minutes later, the deputy told dispatchers the incident was over because “no one wanted to make a complaint,” and that “the nomad bikers are on their way.”