5/20/12 – A suburban Chicago man was sentenced to six months in jail and two years’ probation for chasing a stripper for 65 miles in northern Wisconsin, and then running her over with his car.
71-year-old Benedict Sedivy pleaded no contest in Florence County to one count of reckless endangerment. A second endangerment count was dropped in a plea bargain, along with a charge of aggravated battery. A judge told Sedivy this week to pay 85-hundred dollars in restitution, get anger management training, and perform 150 hours of community service. The incident began in Eagle River in early January. According to testimony, Sedivy made crude remarks to the stripper’s boyfriend. And when the boyfriend got upset, Sedivy pulled out a knife, and the couple fled in the boyfriend’s car. Sedivy chased them for 65 miles to Florence. And when they got there, the couple’s car spun out of control. The woman tried to approach Sedivy – and he carried her on his hood for 150-feet before slamming on the brakes and throwing her into a ditch. The woman and her boyfriend were both treated at a hospital and later released. Sedivy was a retired percussion musician. His lawyer said he once played for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.