State v. Waldner

In State v. Waldner, 206 Wis. 2d 51, 56, 556 N.W.2d 681 (1996), the defendant had engaged in a series of lawful acts which, considered separately, did not provide reasonable suspicion under Terry. See Waldner, 206 Wis. 2d at 58. However, the supreme court cautioned, "That is not the test we apply." Id. Instead, the court looked to "the totality of the facts taken together." Id. Likening the defendant's separate, discrete acts to a series of "building blocks," the court concluded that the conduct of the defendant provided a reasonable basis for the temporary detention. See id.