GI hot chocolate case could result in prison time

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - If you throw hot chocolate at a police officer, you might end up in prison.

Court records show Zachary Menke, 33, has been convicted of assault on a police officer or health care worker.

Menke had checked himself in to CHI Health St. Francis Healthcare on November 12, 2017.

While being treated, he told nurses that there was a warrant out for his arrest. That's when police were called.

Menke became combative and threw his cup of hot chocolate at the nurse, hitting the officer as well.

Menke was also charged with felony terroristic threats. But that charge was dropped when Menke pleaded no contest to the assault charge.

Menke will be sentenced June 26th. The maximum penalty for the felony assault conviction is three years in prison.