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19-year-old William Burke of Chickering Circle in Nashville wandered onto the restricted area of the horse racing track at the Iroquois Steeplechase Saturday. He was approached by event security along with Metro Nashville Police officers, and as they moved closer, he ran from both. Burke was detained a short distance away. As they inquired as to why he was on the track, he screamed, “fuck you!” at the officers, along with other repeated vulgar language. He was visibly intoxicated and admitted to drinking, despite being 19 years old. As he was taken into custody for his disorderly behavior, he told Officer Richardson, “I’m going to kill y’all.”
William M. Burke was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on May 13th, charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,500.