This past year had a little bit of the odd, the weird and the criminally stupid. As Patch looks back at 2013, we pause and peek at the craziness recounted in local police reports and published on sites across the Twin Cities.
***Bar Incident: ‘I’m Rich, You’re Poor’
After his credit card was declined, an Edina man jumped over the railing of the Wild Bill’s patio and while being held on the ground yelled, “I’m rich, you’re poor.”
Naked SLP Man Charged With Using Sex Toy on Picnic Table
A St. Louis Park man with a history of indecent exposure is charged with using a sex toy on himself atop a picnic table at the St. Louis Park Brush Collection Facility.
Man Claiming to be Katy Perry’s Husband and a ‘St. Police Prodigy’ Arrested at Knollwood Mall
A St. Paul man who claimed to be married to Katy Perry was asked to leave Knollwood Mall after threatening to hit customers in T.J. Maxx, washing his hair in the sink of the Regis Salon and telling security he was a St. Paul police officer.
An 18-year-old Maple Grove woman, a senior on the Hopkins High School cheerleading team, is accused of trafficking a 16-year-old Hopkins cheerleader by placing an ad on Backpage.com and convincing her to prostitute herself.
A 19-year-old from Maple Grove will pay the price for supplying heroin to another Maple Grove teen who overdosed and died. Katelyn Dreyling will spend the day in jail on the anniversary of Andrew Scheig's March 4, 2013, death for the next 10 years as part of her sentence.
Lonny Roseland lives within a half-mile of the Maple Grove church he vandalized, Pilgrims United Church of Christ, according to Fox 9.
Man Pleads Guilty to Groping Women at Store Parking Lots
The 20-year-old has pleaded guilty to groping women in the parking lot of Cub Foods in Stillwater.
Nude Man Running, Polished Thief, Popcorn Pitching: Oakdale Police Blotter
Selected calls to the Oakdale Police Department from March 21-27.
Fridley police arrested Hill-Murray high school head varsity football coach Mark Mauer for soliciting prostitution. Mauer was one of 19 men charged with misdemeanors during a two-day police operation at a Fridley hotel.
He also answered the door naked when officers arrived and said, "I've been waiting for you," according to the criminal complaint.
After providing a urine sample for police at the Washington County Jail, he drank it. “Without gagging,” said Woodbury Public Safety spokeswoman Michelle Okada.
If you have active arrest warrants out for you, it is probably not a good idea to attract the attention of police by trying to skip out on a cab fare.
A neighbor called police after seeing the man act strangely as he cleaned his car.
One Twin Cities man is paying the price for pinching 20 racing pigeons from a backyard coop in Eagan.
A security camera caught an avid gardener full-handed. But she wasn't stealing beer.
The man told Stillwater police he has been battling an eating disorder for about a year that causes him to “binge and purge” and that is the reason “for consuming the large quantities of bakery goods in the store.”
Paul Kiolbasa stepped out onto his deck at about 5 a.m. Wednesday, Stillwater Police Officer Ryan Mitchell said. It was still dark out, so he thought he saw a he saw a wet towel, robe or a stick. It was none of the above.