"Even a holiday which celebrates debauchery, irreverence, and immature or dark humor should have no place for words or actions of hate."
"This deranged individual was looking to create fear and anxiety. We don't believe that he is a student, rather an outside provocateur."
Said Rabbi Mendel Matusof said, quoted in "UW-Madison releases statement after Adolf Hitler costume seen on State Street" (WKOW).
Here's a Reddit discussion — replete with a photograph of the person wearing a Hilter costume on State Street. I found that via this other Reddit discussion, where somebody says, "If it's any consolation, I was told by a bartender on State Street that the dude got his ass kicked."
UPDATE: Channel 3000 quotes the police report, which makes 3 important points:
1. Wearing a Hitler costume is protected speech, so no crime has been reported.
2. Even though "no reports received by MPD rise to the level of a prosecutable crime," it nevertheless identified the person and interviewed him.
3. It turns out that this person "has a cognitive impairment due to a past traumatic brain injury."
ALSO: Who called the police on a guy in a bad costume? Did anyone call the police on the person who beat up this mentally impaired person?