Gideon Arrington is allegedly the cop impersonator linked to sexual assault [UPDATE]

Categories: Crime, U of M
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Gideon Arrington
-- Updates at bottom --

Gideon Arrington, a 35-year-old Brooklyn Park resident, was arrested earlier this week in connection with a Fridley sexual assault where the suspect, posing as a police officer, lured a women to his SUV in broad daylight before kidnapping and assaulting her, KSTP reports.

RELATED: U of M student says she saw creepy cop impersonator on West Bank earlier in November

That November 23 assault took place just hours before a similar sexual assault occurred in the Dinkytown area.

Arrington was arrested by Anoka County authorities and is currently being held on suspicion of sexual assault in connection with the Fridley case, but according to KSTP's report, the Anoka County Sheriff's office says the two cases are "most likely related." Both victims provided similar descriptions of the suspect and the SUV he was driving.

:::: UPDATE ::::

In statement distributed by MPD spokesperson Cyndi Barrington just after we published this, the MPD denied knowing anything about a link between the Fridley and Dinkytown assaults. Here's the statement:
At this time, based on investigative data, the Minneapolis Police Department does not have any evidence that leads us to believe that the CSCR that occurred in Minneapolis on 11/24/13 is related to the CSCR that occurred in Fridley. The MPD case is an on-going investigation and investigators are awaiting results from evidence that is being tested at the BCA.
:::: UPDATE II ::::

Arrington has been officially charged with felony criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

KARE 11, citing the criminal complaint, details how investigators say the Fridley sexual assault went down:
The victim told police that a man, later identified as Arrington, had approached her in the [Fridley] parking lot, told her he was a detective, and began asking her questions. She left to run some errands, and when she returned the same man put a gun at her back and forced her into his vehicle. The victim says she was blindfolded, handcuffed and driven to an unknown location where she was raped at least twice over several hours.

Eventually, the victim says Arrington scrubbed her body with a bleach-like solution, washed her clothes, and drove her to a bus stop where he removed her blindfold, put two dollars in her pocket and told her to take a bus home. [The victim subsequently flagged down a cab, told the driver she'd been sexually assaulted, and was brought to the police.]

She was taken to a hospital and [swabbed] with a sexual assault kit. Samples taken from the woman were sent to the BCA for DNA testing, which matched a profile from Arrington. The witness who saw the struggle in the parking lot also identified Arrington as the man responsible for kidnapping the victim.
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InequalityForever
InequalityForever

He was just trying to help out by forcibly dismantling her White Privilege and by raping away her sickening oppressive Whiteness.  It's no big deal, really.

Karel Schaap
Karel Schaap

Mandatory castration for rapists. No more sex drive and no more potential for procreation.

Brandy Curtiss
Brandy Curtiss

He probably had it tied up! Who gives a shit. Had a hat covering it. Common sense.

YaRight
YaRight

This is the blackguys that white women like......the trash of society

You can hear them now..."ohhhI bet he has a big"...gtfoh

Anna Gonzalez
Anna Gonzalez

Who cares what he looks like and that "He doesn't look like a cop to me.He has long hair" did you read the article? he had that girl blindfolded raped twice over two hours scrubbed her with a bleach solution and left her at a bus stop. Seriously. It like your blaming the victim because she should have known a cop would never look like him.

Michael Ordonez
Michael Ordonez

I don't think he grew hair like that, this quickly after he did what he did.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Ohhh, white girls

chezjoey74
chezjoey74

"swapped"??? pretty sure you meant "swabbed."


Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

seriously tougher sentencing in this state...

Tanner Slade Olson
Tanner Slade Olson

I live in dinkytown on campus and you have my word if i see shit going down, ill be right there to put a boot in someone's teeth! Step up and help people out, student or not. Nobody deserves this kinda bs.

Danielle Henkels
Danielle Henkels

But at night, and acting intimidating toward a young and scared woman alone at night. I could see how they would believe what they are told.

Danielle Henkels
Danielle Henkels

Doesn't work the same on humans. Rape is not usually about sex, it's about power. Many will still commit the crime after anyway, instead of their own equipment they might use a knife or something else instead.

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

I am shocked. That he doesn't have an apostrophe in this name.

Danielle Henkels
Danielle Henkels

I am with you on this one. Cops can look any way these days. Particularly ones that don't have to wear a suit. And a mug shot won't be how someone looks in normal circumstances, or if they are out to commit a crime. And a college student alone vs someone that acts with authority. It can be intimidating. Particularly to one who has always been told to respect authority.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Would the average U of M student be able to identify who is a cop and who isn't? Judging by the results, I am guessing no.

really
really

I don't care if it's obama, if a black stanger offers you a ride late at night, get the fuck out of there! use your brains bitches!



Nita Vs Nene
Nita Vs Nene

Im pretty sure he didn't look like a cop mugshot or not. The first thing ppl should do is look in a person eyes the eyes says a lot about a person.

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

With that hair he doesn't look like a cop. Just to advise folks out there it is rare to see a real cop with hair that long. Long hair is discouraged among law enforcement because it can be grabbed and pulled and used as a way to keep a guy down. Longer haired cops are extremely rare.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Brandy...chances are that hair didn't grow that quickly. I've never seen a cop with that long of hair. Most police departments have a limit on how long your hair can be I believe. And if you look like a crackhead like this guy then no amount of cleaning up will do, you would still look like a crackhead.

Brandy Curtiss
Brandy Curtiss

Who knows what he looked like when he committed the crime, this is obviously a mug shot. Duh

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

A cop's hair is supposed to be "high and tight."

Nita Vs Nene
Nita Vs Nene

He looks nothing like a cop no disrespect to the victim but he looks like a freaking crackhead fool.

Jimmy Yang
Jimmy Yang

Neuter him. We do it to dogs to curb aggression and unwanted behavior.

Mike Tesulov
Mike Tesulov

Fry'Em Twice for impersonating a cop, crackhead

Holly Kay
Holly Kay

Feel sorry for all the women affected by this a hole but I don't know any cops looking that scruffy with longer hair. I wouldn't believe that dude in a second. Hope he gets it.

amerius1967
amerius1967

If any body mistaken him for a cop they are a fool no disrespect to the victim but he looks like a low life.

really
really

fuck yeah Tonpoco!

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