Orrin Hager allegedly pulled AK-47 on kids who stole Halloween candy from his son

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Next Halloween, be warned: You don't want to steal candy from this man's son (if he's not in prison then).
Orrin Hager of St. Louis Park faces up to seven years in prison for trying to exact some vigilante justice from kids who allegedly stole Halloween candy from his son.

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Just after 9 p.m. Halloween evening, police were responding to a shots-fired report when they came across a group of juvenile boys. The boys reported that they'd recently been accosted by a man who drove up on them and accused them of stealing candy from his child. He then pulled out a "long gun," prompting the juveniles to run away.

St. Louis Park Patch provides details about what happened from there:
The boys described the suspect as a white male with an Asian female passenger in his car, the same description of a driver who was stopped earlier in the evening for driving erratically. During that traffic stop, the driver, identified as Hager, told officers that he was looking for "older kids" who had stolen candy from his child.

Police went to Hager's home and found him "very eager" to talk to them. He told them that he was angry that someone had stolen candy from his child, so he got into his car - accompanied by his wife and two children - and went searching for the "kids" who were responsible for the theft, according to the complaint.

When he saw the group at 27th and Brunswick, he got out of his car to confront them, he told police. However, it appeared that none of them were taking him seriously and they were giving him "attitude," he said, so he pulled a gun from his car, the complaint says.
Hager told officers he briefly chased one of the fleeing juveniles, but then stopped his car and put the gun back in his trunk. He said he never fired the gun, which turned out to be true -- police determined the shots-fired report was unrelated to Hager's incident.

Nonetheless, Hager's been charged with second-degree assault with a firearm, which is a felony.

Makes you shudder to think about how he would've reacted had the juveniles really done something bad to his son, doesn't it?

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fenria666
fenria666

Can't say I blame the guy, although I would have personally opted for my old favorite; "drive by" with a super soaker full of bleach or Drano.  Gets 'em every time!

carlray
carlray

When I was a kid trick or treating my older sister decided to take off so at 9 i was alone trick or treating and guess what some kids took my candy but I followed them found out were they lived and found they had at least 8 other bags of candy so i went home 2 blocks away graped my Dads Night stick walked back down holding it behind my back.

 

I told them give it back or else they laughed the kids were around 13 or 14 so i said to the this is your last warning one of them went charging twords me only to get his head busted open by the night stick i had then i broke the other 2 arms and after that no one around our neighborhood stole candy from little kids in fear i would come after them and i was only 3 ft 1 inch at that age but i had a nice swing.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

We all know who is to blame for this, bad parents!    Instead of pulling a gun on these children Orrin should have given his children guns in the first place.   As the NRA and idiot politicians have taught us nothing prevents crime like more guns.  The other bad parents are of course the parents of the children who had AK-47s pulled on them.  If those children had guns then Mr. AK-47 better think twice.  Sure in a shoot out he could probably kill one or two of them with the AK-47 but one of the kids would have shot him too.    Really this proves that we don't need gun laws.  Obviously Orrin needs an AK-47 to keep his family safe.  What else could he have done when he found out someone stole his kid's candy?   Gone up and talked to their parents?  Gone to Target and bought his children candy while explaining some people are just mean and they should never steal candy from little kids because remember how much this hurts?   Stupid liberals, when will you learn?   Vote NRA in 2012 wait I mean 2014 or something.

olso6311
olso6311

"who allegedly stole Halloween candy from son"

 

*his

Retha Dooley
Retha Dooley

Yikes! Talk about bad judgement... impulse control, etc.

Meg Nathan
Meg Nathan

This seems way over the top for candy theft. I wonder if there's "history" of these kids bullying his son in the past. Not that that is an excuse to pull out the heavy artillery...

zgooba
zgooba

 @MicheleBachmann put yourself in his shoes. Your kid comes home and tells you that some older kids have thuggishly robbed him.  How in the world would you know who the  older kids parents are?  You'd actually drive to Target and replace the candy and just tell your son it's a cruel world?  Yeah...that'll get you a lotta respect from your wife and kids.

 

I know Orrin personally.  He's told me the gun was unloaded and he never pointed it.  Sure...he never should have brought it out in the first place...but let's not turn him into a monster.  He just felt his family's integrity and dignity had been violated.

ZZZzzzzzz
ZZZzzzzzz

if you are ever accosted, hit them with your I-phone, gungrabber. Let us know how that works out for ya.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @zgooba You are defending a guy that pulled a gun on children?   You have gone off the rails dumbfuck.  Orrin is a shitty father who taught his children that violence and guns are the ways an adult solves problems.  Lucky society will teach Orrin the lesson that dumbfucks who pull guns on children go to prison.  Hopefully his children can learn how to behave like a normal person once their idiot coward dad goes to prison.  You should not be allowed to have children either if you think that is proper parenting.  You are a stupid terrible person if you think pulling a gun on someone is how you get respect.   Anyway Orrin is lucky he didn't accidently shoot a child hiding behind a gun like a coward.  I'm sure his ability to point guns at children will get him lots of respect in prison.  His children will be so proud!!!!!!!

keny1
keny1

You just need to remember something.  MicheleBachmann defends these ghetto monsters.  She thinks it's funny when they do these things to innocent people.  Sure, stealing candy may not be a big deal to us adults, but to a young child, it can devastating.  Michele is also a fan of gangster rap.  Enough Said.

zgooba
zgooba

 @MicheleBachmann the gun was neither loaded nor pointed at anyone.  Evidently Orrin was playing a (foolish) "scared straight" game with these kids. I'm sure his kids appreciate their dad for having their back, although when they get older, i hope they realize his response was disproportionate. The rest of your reply to me is not worthy of comment...I feel no need to descend into the mudpits with you.

keny1
keny1

 @MicheleBachmann And I imagine that you have hundreds of friends because you sound like such a wonderful, fun person to be around.  You are an idealistic fool.  Idealism has no place in the real world.  And I have told you before. if you want me to post my real name, I will be more than happy to do so, but only if you do the same.  Of course, you never will because you know you would get death threats.

 

And one more thing:  You really need to lay off the doughnuts and pizza, fatty.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @keny1 Oh if isn't the racist crying dumbfuck.  I notice you haven't learned a lesson after the elections.  Keep spewing your stupid hate speech dumbfuck.  Racist, sexist losers like you are why Republicans will keep losing.  Since you are such a coward who only spews his racist stupidity anonymously its painfully obvious what type of person you are.  Your obviously hate women and love guns because you have what doctors call a "micro penis".   It's the only thing that would explain your love of sexist taunts and guns.    That's why you post anonymously.  You are a pathetic loser coward who no one likes in real life.  You bring your racist crap to this story?  Keep making a fool out of yourself you stupid dickless loser.  I bet you drive a hummer too huh tiny? 

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