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Appleton police: Man admits he's the source of mysterious blood trail


APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - The mystery is solved as to the blood trail in Appleton.

Police say a man came forward Wednesday admitting it was his blood found in the 300 block of N. Linwood Avenue on Saturday.

"They were rather embarrassed by the whole episode, but at this point it's a relief to us to know what the source of that was," says Sgt. Dave Lund with the Appleton Police Department. "This man admitted he was intoxicated and disoriented, they had gone to several buildings in the area looking for someone to let them in to help them out."

The man, who lives near that area of Appleton's west side, had stumbled and hit his head. He blacked out, and when he came to, that's when he was looking for help while dripping blood.

Lund says the man eventually made it home, where he was able to get treated for his head wound.

"They knew they were intoxicated enough that they shouldn't drive, so that was a positive thing," says Lund. "But they had apparently been with someone, it would've been nice for that person to ensure that this individual got home and was okay at that point."

No charges will be filed.