A one-time Air Force airman from upstate New York will appear in a suburban Chicago courtroom on August 1 after a wedding-crash gone badly awry.
Michael A. Lafreniere was staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Des Plaines, Illinois last weekend, drinking at the hotel bar, when he decided to sneak into a wedding reception at the hotel. According to TribLocal, hotel employees told him he couldn't get into the party, so he allegedly retreated to the lobby and tried falling asleep on the couch.
When he refused to go to his room, employees called the police. When officers arrived, the Des Plaines Patch reports, LaFreniere clenched his fist, flexed his right bicep, and said, "Let's kill some people."
Police reports say he then turned toward one of the officers, and tried to back-hand slap him in the groin. He missed, instead hitting the officer's duty belt with the back of his hand.
LaFreniere is charged with battery and resisting a peace officer.
A graduate of Queensbury High School in Queensbury, N.Y. and the State University New York Institute of Technology in Utica, LaFreniere served as an Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force, completing basic training in San Antonio, Texas in 2010.