Dave Cossetta, owner of Cossetta's, sucker punched during parking lot dispute

Categories: Crime, Food
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You can't beat Cossetta's Italian food, but Segermark (pictured) allegedly beat Cossetta's owner.
Dave Cossetta, owner of Cossetta's Italian restaurant in St. Paul near the Xcel Energy Center -- also known as this guy's favorite lasagna place -- got served a knuckle sandwich Friday morning.

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Police say Cossetta, 56, was sucker punched by 21-year-old Erik Segermark after he confronted Segermark about parking in the restaurant's lot without paying.

From the Pioneer Press' Mara Gottfried: The Star Tribune reports that Cossetta "came away slightly injured."

Segermark was booked into jail on suspicion of fifth-degree assault, but hadn't yet been charged with a crime as of early this afternoon.

Cossetta's recently completed an expansion project including the opening of Louis Ristorante, a sit-down restaurant that received high marks from The Hot Dish's Joy Summers. Considering Summers' glowing review and my fondness for Cossetta's eats, Segermark's knuckle sandwich is likely the worst thing served on the property in quite some time.


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TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Is the same owner that employed all those illegal aliens a few years ago until I.C.E. raided them?

David Sweet
David Sweet

must of been drunk and/or very stupid!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

Oh man Thad, you got Jim good!  Pithy  LOL

now go back to your insipid lifestyle/occupation = lawyerscumbag

Ken Avidor
Ken Avidor

A " knuckle sandwich" over a parking beef? Holy cannoli!

Darin Back
Darin Back

What a sissy. Typical meat-head. He should get sucker punched and see how he likes it!. Idiot.

Todd Larson
Todd Larson

Cossettas should have a Happy Hour where all diners get to punch this guy, 2 for 1

Thad
Thad

@Jim Creston  Yes.  It's not 1st Degree because he didn't use a knife, gun or some other deadly weapon.  It's not second degree because he didn't cause great bodily harm. It's not 3rd degree because he didn't cause substantial bodily harm (i.e., broken bone, laceration, etc.) It's not 4th degree because Cosetta is not a teacher, firefighter, police officer or some other special category.  So it's 5th degree.  Tell us, please, your pithy analysis as to why 5th degree isn't the appropriate charge..

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Thad Oh man Thad, you got Jim good! Pithy LOL

now go back to your insipid lifestyle/occupation = lawyerscumbag

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@Frank The rude part was, "Tell us, please, your pithy analysis as to why 5th degree isn't the appropriate charge."  Totally unnecessary and uncalled-for.  The OP asked a valid question.  "Thad" gave a legitimate, and informative, answer, and then screwed it all up by being a jerk about it at the end.  Correct response from OP would be, "Thank you for the information, @#$hole.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Frank

who are you? A scumbaglawyer sympathizer

It was a typical response from someone who thinks they are a god. In reality they are either a scumbag lawyer or a wannabe lawyer which is likely worse. 

Learn how to identify things @Frank

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