Man claims to be "Osama Bin Laden Jr." after leading police on high-speed chase

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This man, arrested in Mpls, claimed to be Osama's son. You'll be stunned to learn he was fibbing.
Abdi Hussein Sheikh is crazy. Why else would you draw the attention of police to yourself while driving a stolen vehicle?

According to a criminal complaint, that's exactly what Sheikh -- or, as he calls himself, "Osama Bin Laden Jr." -- did on February 6. On that day, police were involved with a traffic stop near Washington Avenue and Second Ave North when Shiekh stopped his vehicle across the street, then started yelling loudly at officers while blasting his car stereo and holding an unidentifiable object in his hand.

Police decided to stop him and see what all the fuss was about. Shiekh then led them on a high-speed chase through much of Minneapolis before he crashed near 46th and Lake. And that's when he dropped his bombshell -- police were apparently dealing with the namesake and son of one of the world's most notorious terrorists.

According to a WCCO report:
Shiekh led police through Minneapolis, even stopping his car at the light rail platform on 3rd Avenue South and 5th Street. Officers tried to get him out of his locked car and even smashed out his window, but Sheikh knocked a gun out of an officer's hand and his flee continued, according to the complaint.

Sheikh went through the streets of downtown Minneapolis at 80 to 90 miles per hour before police executed a pit maneuver, causing him to crash near 46th and Lake Street.
The car Shiekh, 27, used to lead police on a NASCAR-style race through Minneapolis was stolen on February 4. He's been charged with a felony count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

And oh yeah, turns out that Shiekh isn't really Osama's son. Big shocker, right?

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11 comments
SangVooo
SangVooo

Hmmm, I do see the resemblance! lolTotal-Privacy dot US

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Sir, I will need your license, registration and long-form birth certificate

Fishface
Fishface

I can see the resemblance...

Sam I am.
Sam I am.

Hey Minneapolis!!

How's that "diversity" workin' out for ya?

Me
Me

I would like City Pages to know I find this author to be horrific.  Is there no editorial oversight on this blog?  While i am not opposed to the interjection of humor or wit into an article, this author in particular writes his articles like they are posts to his own personal blog.  I would appreciate more reporting of the facts and perhaps even the point of view or comments of community members or the relevant people in the aritcle, but i could care less about his point of view and find his remarks in all his articles to be juvenile and sometimes even insulting.  I know the city pages isnt the washington post, but this is a bit rediculous.

Sam I am.
Sam I am.

This is what happens when "diversity" comes to America.  I am sure the ALCU will get involved and make accusations against the police department for "racial profiling".  

Then Abdi Hussein Sheikh's attorney will use insanity as defense (of course, using tax payers' money) and then he will spend 2 weeks in jail and be fined $200.  Then he will be released and in the next few months we will hear about him again in the news for sending money (again, money from American taxpayers) to terrorist organizations in Somalia. 

Diversity is so much fun!!!  

Guy
Guy

please stop copy/pasting the same comment into every CP blog post. you are lame.

Morvi
Morvi

Well, that's the difference between a blog and an column.Were you expecting an in-depth analysis of the extent of this man's psychosis from the community members diving out of the way of his speeding vehicle?Perhaps the author should have included his lunatic ramblings to give readers insight and perspective.  I'm sure it'd be relevant.

Also, the word you're looking for is "ridiculous."

MMA mangler
MMA mangler

Same way it worked for us native folks when those land stealing mooching ass maggots came over here.I tell you what I'll buy your ticket back to Europe,oh that;s right they don't want you rejects either

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