Man seeks restraining order, is denied, punches alleged harasser, gets tasered in St. Cloud court

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Skinner's day in court concluded with a tasing.
Shawn Skinner was in Stearns County District Court yesterday to make a case that another man was harassing him, but Skinner would end up doing some harassing of his own before being tased and hauled away from a St. Cloud courtroom in cuffs.

Skinner, 32, sought a restraining order against an unnamed man, but his request was denied by Judge William Cashman.

As the judge adjourned the hearing, Skinner flew off the handle, approached the man who he alleged was harassing him and punched him twice in the face with a closed fist.

The court bailiff had a difficult time getting Skinner under control, so out came the taser. Skinner was tased right in the courtroom before being hauled away in handcuffs.

Talk about rough justice!

Following the courtroom melee, Skinner was booked into Stearns County Jail. He faces possible charges of fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

There's no word yet as to whether the man Skinner punched will now seek a restraining order against him. If he does and ends up being denied, let's hope he handles it more peacefully.


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13 comments
Carlaw26
Carlaw26

Ive been on this earth for a little while now and i dont know why...but i still am amazed (and truthfully a bit alarmed) at the sheer number of dumbasses in this world.

h.s
h.s

Wait, I'm confused, where are all the horrible commenters that are usually here? Oh right... this guy committing a crime is white, so the bigots let it slide. 

h.s
h.s

It looks like "diversity" has now spread to St Cloud. 

Shawn Skinner
Shawn Skinner

I was in court on behalf of my children. Wish these reporters wld get the facts straight! When I found out I could do nothing more in the legal system, I was forced to handle things in a different manner. If u think Im a dumbass for punching a man tht threatened my son for speaking about the drug use he had witnessed or the fact tht he locked my wheelchair bound daughter in a room, then in my opinion, YOU my friend, are the dumbass.

Shawn Skinner
Shawn Skinner

The guy I punched was Bryan Kotten, another white man. If a man of ANY race did what he did, I think there should be some kind of consequense.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Maybe Kirk will show up and defend him, or chastise him, don't lose hope yet.Or maybe the guy he hit was of some non-white nationality and then they'll have something to complain about, like him deserving it or something...

Carlaw26
Carlaw26

Temper...temper. when i posted this comment..it was just in general. There was no info in this story regarding your son..if he was hurt..im truly sorry. You..my friend...need some anger management.

atrupar
atrupar

Hey Shawn,

Would you be up for talking with me about what happened? I'd like to do a follow up. If you are, please drop me a line at (arupar) (at) (citypages (dot) (com). Thanks!

Aaron

 

ForlornW
ForlornW

Do you think you going to jail was a terrible consequence for him?

Carlaw26
Carlaw26

Also..if story is true about your daughter...then i am sorry for the trauma she went thru. Think first before you act. Sheesh!

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