Michigan County health meeting turned chaotic after a man tried to place the chief of the board of directors under arrest by a citizen on a school mask warrant


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  • A Michigan County Board of Health meeting turned chaotic after a man attempted to place the council chief under arrest by a citizen.

  • Adam Heikkila faces a felony charge of disrupting a legal meeting, according to a police report.

  • Heikkila was upset with the council’s mask mandate for local schools, according to the report.

Michigan man faces criminal charge after police say he attempted to place a county health board chief under arrest by a citizen during a county warrant meeting in subject of school masks.

Adam Heikkila, of Hastings, Mich., Was charged on Dec. 2 with disrupting a legal meeting, according to a police report obtained by Insider.

Heikkila had attended the Barry-Eaton District Health Department board meeting on September 23 to protest the district’s mask mandate for public schools, according to the police report. During the meeting, police said Heikilla stood on the podium for public comment and told Barry-Eaton District health worker Collette Scrimger that he was placing her in a state of repair. arrest for a “federal crime”.

After Heikkila attempted to stop Scrimger, the report said the crowd “got messy and started singing like a crowd and yelling curses” at the police and board members in the room.

Heikkila live streamed a video of the meeting on Facebook, according to the police report, and could be seen in the video looking at his cell phone before saying he had just been made aware of “a investigation in progress “.

“So we are going to release her (Collette) of her own free will for the time being, unless this investigation is carried out,” Heikkila said in the video, quoted in the police report. He added, “From what (Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf) says (inaudible). Dar told me (inaudible). I don’t know what’s going on. Dar is going to be my (inaudible). . “

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office told Insider they couldn’t confirm whether they were investigating Scrimger or the Barry-Eaton District Health Department. The Hastings Police Department told Insider they are not investigating Scrimger or the health department.

After Heikkila tried to arrest Scrimger, another man approached the board “screaming and growing angrier,” according to the police report. The man yelled at officers who tried to come between him and the council members, the report said, and told them to “stop bullying him” because he was “allowed” to yell at him. officials.

” It’s the law ! Do your job! It’s your job to go stop it! the man said, according to the police report.

Police said the man also yelled at Scrimger, “Hope you like making the kids cry all day. Asshole !!!”

Hastings Police issued Heikkila protection orders for the entire Barry-Eaton Health Department board after the incident.

When contacted via Facebook Messenger, Heikkila replied, “I’m sorry, what is Insider,” and provided no further comment. He is expected to appear in court for the first time on Tuesday.

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