A 22-year-old Madison man said he feared he was either going to be beat up or robbed after being confronted by a group of strangers as he walked alone through a dark parking lot on West Gorham Street early Tuesday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.
Officers said they arrested Chi Williams, 17, of Madison, Eddie Armstrong, 19, of Madison, Harold Wilson II, 21, of Sun Prairie, Kenneth Edwards, 22, of Sun Prairie and a 15-year-old Janesville boy on charges of disorderly conduct.
Police said the group approached two men in separate incidents and asked them if they had a cigarette. In both cases the victims were able to get away unharmed.
The men said they did not approach anyone and were just walking in the area after driving downtown together.