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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:37 AM

The Latest: Minnesotan charged with attacks over mask demand

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: Minnesotan charged with attacks over mask demand

By The Associated Press
April 17, 2021

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with felony assault and allege that he attacked a home improvement store employee and a police officer after the store worker told him to wear a mask.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the incident began Wednesday afternoon when a cashier at a Menards in Hutchinson told 61-year-old Luke Oeltjenbruns that he couldn’t check out unless he put on a mask, according to a criminal complaint. Oeltjenbruns tried to leave with his merchandise, prompting the cashier to grab his cart.

The complaint alleges that Oeltjenbruns hit the cashier with a piece of lumber. Police later found Oeltjenbruns sitting in his pickup truck in another store’s parking lot.

After a slow-speed chase, officers surrounded his truck with their squad cars, but he refused to get out. Officer Steven Sickmann got up on the truck’s running board and reached through the window. The complaint says Oeltjenbruns closed the window on the officer’s arm, trapping him, and drove off, crashing into squad cars.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:19 AM

1. He seems nice

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 03:34 AM

2. A regular ray of fucking sunshine!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 06:12 AM

3. He also hit the cop on the head with a hammer as he was stuck in the window .. 8 metal staples

in his head...

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/04/16/charges-luke-oeltjenbruns-dragged-police-officer-with-truck-struck-him-with-hammer/

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He eventually came to a stop at the intersection of Highway 15 and South Grade Road, which is when Sickmann was able to retrieve a rescue hammer used for breaking windows. But Oeltjenbruns allegedly took the hammer and struck him on top of the head with it.

The complaint says Sickmann was taken to the hospital and received eight metal staples on his head, and had a large abrasion on his right inner arm area from his shoulder to lower arm.

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If convicted on all counts, Oeltjenbruns could face up to 42 years in prison. His bail is set at $100,000 cash, or a $500,000 bond.

I'm glad to see a pretty sizable bail compared to a lot of what I see in Minnesota.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:47 AM

4. Now imagine that man if he were black. We'd have another justified officer shooting.

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