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Brawl in Olde Highlander parking lot takes out teeth

"All I want for Christmas are my two front teeth" might just be Mitchell Schwartz's favorite carol this year.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Courts on Dec. 17, Schwartz lost two of his front teeth in a confrontation with Scott Giesie, 18, at the Olde Highlander Sport Center on Dec. 14.

Giese, of W340 N6615 Breezy Point Road, Oconomowoc, was charged with substantial battery, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct

The complaint says Giesie was drinking in the parking lot (his preliminary breath test 0.18 - more than twice the legal limit for adult drivers in Wisconsin) before finding his ex-girlfriend inside the building. He began yelling obscenities at her and tried to "get in her face." At that point, Schwartz stepped in, confronting Giesie and telling him to stop yelling at the woman, the complaint says.

Giesie then turned and hit Schwartz in the mouth, the complaint maintains. Schwartz told police that he did not understand why Giesie hit him but he did punch the defendant back; the fight was eventually broken up by those nearby. Giesie walked away, but allegedly came back to the young woman and hit her in the face with an open palm.

The complaint added that Schwartz lost two front teeth during the incident and they were already looking into emergency dental work that evening. He was taken to the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital by a witness, who told police that Giesie also came up to the car and started to kick it and punch it.

Giesie later told police that he did not remember much of the incident but he recalled yelling at his ex-girlfriend and getting confronted by Schwartz, who he believed threw the first punch. He was unable to provide any witness names, the complaint said.

If Giesie is convicted of the charges, he could face up to $21,000 in fines and serve more than four years in jail. He's been released on a signature bond of $2,000 and has been instructed to have no contact with any victim or witness listed in police reports. He's also not supposed to consume any alcohol or controlled substances without a prescription.

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