Northern Wis. man dead after drinking, falling from Milwaukee parking lot
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office says that a man from Northern Wisconsin fell from the top of a downtown parking lot to his death after a night of drinking.
The body of Robert Pierzchalski, 32, was found at about 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning outside the U.S. Bank parking lot on the corner of North Van Buren and East Clybourn Streets.
Milwaukee Police do not suspect foul play in the man's death.
The Medical Examiner's report says Pierzchalski, who was from Birnamwood, Wis., had "apparent trauma to the back of his head" when he was found dead in a pool of blood.
According to the Medical Examiner's report, Pierzchalski had been tailgating at the Brewers-Cubs game Saturday afternoon, checked into a downtown Milwaukee hotel, went drinking on Water Street and had bar-hopped until 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
A friend of Pierzchalski who was with him that night told police that they were as "(expletive) up as you can get" on beer and mixed drinks.
After their night of drinking, they went to Real Chili on the corner of 400 East Wells Street, but they then separated.
Pierzchalski came back to the restaurant, demanding that they immediately leave. Three people described as white men came running behind them, and one of them tackled Pierzchalski in the restaurant.
They all left the restaurant, at which point two other men came up to Pierzchalski and his friend. One of those men claimed that Pierzchalski struck him.
According to what the friend told police, Pierzchalski escaped potential trouble by leaving that scene alone. He walked south on Milwaukee Street, while his friend went to their hotel after failing to find him or reach him by phone.
A police detective said that the friends were not familiar with that part of downtown, and had gotten lost in Milwaukee a year ago.
A detective then said that Pierzchalski fell from the 6th floor of the parking garage. He also said there was video from an office tower at 411 East Wisconsin Avenue which apparently showed Robert "walking southbound, alone and staggering."
Pierzchalski's mother told the Medical Examiner's office that he didn't suffer from alcoholism, but "does like to 'party' with his friends." He had no history of usage of street drugs, depression or any other similar issues.
His funeral comes Sunday at St. Florian Catholic Church in Hatley, Wis.