Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, wears 'free as f**k' shirt and drinks beer in Wisconsin bar after $2m bail release
KENOSHA shooter Kyle Rittenhouse wore a “Free as f***” shirt and drank beer at a bar in Wisconsin while out on bail.
Rittenhouse, 18, showed off his freedom from jail on Tuesday afternoon at Pudgy’s Pub in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, earlier this week, sources told TMZ on Friday.
The teenager charged with first-degree homicide over the shooting of three people at Kenosha protests was released from jail on a $2million bail in late November.
Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old at the time of the shooting, was at the bar with his parents.
In Wisconsin, people under the age of 21 are allowed to drink alcohol if they are with a parent, guardian, or spouse who is old enough to legally drink.
An individual called the Mount Pleasant Police Department to report Rittenhouse’s appearance at the bar because they believed he could be violating his bond agreement, according to TMZ.
Law enforcement officials looked into the matter and informed the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office.
Officials determined that Rittenhouse had not violated his bond agreement.
The teen mustered up the $2million to bail out of jail through donations from supporters who considered him a hero, including actor Ricky Schroder.
Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting protesters Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, during a demonstration in Kenosha on Aug. 25.
The civil unrest unraveled after Kenosha police shot black man Jacob Blake, paralyzing him from the waist down.
In December, Rittenhouse’s family sold “Free Kyle” merchandise to raise money for his murder defense trial.
The items with “Free Kyle” lettering included face masks, baseball hats, crop tops and a $43 bikini.
Much of the merchandise also included the slogan: Self Defense is a Right, Not a Privilege.
Their fundraising goal was $2million.
"We estimate Kyle's defense costs for trial to be approximately $2 to $2.5million and after turning over $2million … cash bail we are essentially starting at zero," the teenager’s mother Wendy Rittenhouse said in a statement at the time.
"We still have a long way to go. I know in my heart Kyle will be acquitted.”
One of the teen’s attorneys, Mark Richards, claimed that he shot the three men in self-defense.
But those against Kyle Rittenhouse think he had a different motivation, given he crossed from Illinois into Wisconsin with an AR-15 rifle in the midst of a Black Lives Matter gathering in protest of Blake’s shooting.
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