Kevin Olson, upset over line at St. Paul office, allegedly threatens to "blow this f**ker up"

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Kevin Olson
We've all been there -- sorta.

Sure, it's no fun to get stuck in a long line when you're trying to run errands, but 55-year-old Kevin Olson allegedly got a whole lot angrier about that situation than the law allows just before noon Monday at the Social Security office on the eighth floor of the building at 190 Fifth St. E. in downtown St. Paul.

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The assistant district manager for the office told police that when Olson arrived, he asked how long he'd have to wait before being served. Apparently dissatisfied with the answer he received, Olson allegedly said, "I'll blow this fucker up."

The manager, apparently surprised by that remark, asked Olson if he really said that.

"Yes I did," Olson replied, according to the criminal complaint.

This led to a couple more followup questions. Asked where his bomb was, Olson said, "Downstairs." And with regard to whether there was anything dangerous in his backpack, Olson said, "Maybe."

Building security and administration decided to evacuate the building, which at the time contained about 60 employees and 60 clients.

The bomb squad later determined there was no real threat, and police arrested Olson, but not before he allegedly pushed an officer who was trying to apprehend him.

Olson claimed "he was going to blow the place up but he didn't have a bomb," the complaint says. Perhaps he believes he has superpowers?

"The defendant told police that he was a demolition expert in the military and that he could take care of all our court houses and headquarters," the complaint continues.

In addition to being a self-proclaimed demolition expert, Olson has a tragicomically long rap sheet, including convictions for trespassing, criminal damage to property, drug possession, check forgery, driving without a license, and parole violations. At least one other charge against him was pardoned so he could receive treatment for mental illness.

In a post-Miranda interview, Olson told police he merely told the assistant district manager at the Social Security office that he "wished somebody would blow this fucking place up," not that he was going to do so himself. Nonetheless, he's been charged with a felony count of making terroristic threats that could land him behind bars for three years.

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27 comments
JR Bobick
JR Bobick

Go to the welfare line, you want to hear some REAL pissed off people who can't find work or food for their children. This is nothing.

KennyX
KennyX

He's only 55 and already on SS? Let me guess. He is "unable to work" because he has ADHD or a has a "bad back" and collects SS disability.


So he's government-dependent, lazy, and has anger issues. And we all know what that means: Yep, he a democrat. 

Bec Salmonson
Bec Salmonson

Idiot...never say that type of treat. Why are so many people in a hurry? Especially when going to SS office, expect it to be an all day event. Leave earlier next time.

misterrosewater
misterrosewater

You know, if he was DJing at a club "I'm gonna blow this fucker UP" would probably get him a far different response.  It's all about venue and putting the right emPHAsis on the right syllABle.

eyetod
eyetod

60 employees and 60 clients? why was the damn line so long?


KennyX
KennyX

Maybe they should have thought of that before they spread their cunts open.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

This is a report on a bomb threat.  What else do you want as news?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Yet you're reading it and commenting.

apologist
apologist

@eyetod Because not every person who works there has a position where you're meeting with clients one-on-one. It's like if there were 60 customers at a grovery store and 60 employees; not every employee is a cashier, and some would be pushing carts, stocking shelves, unloading boxes in the back, etc.

KennyX
KennyX

And most of the REAL pissed off people in the welfare line are load-mouthed black she-boons who think they are entitled to more Welfaya. 

KennyX
KennyX

@henk.tobias0 The mentally ill are generally Liberals. The gunmen in the mass shootings in recent years have ALL been liberals. Google it. 

KennyX
KennyX

@apologist You're probably right. There are probably 10 people in that office who actually deal with the "clients", and 50 others who collect fat checks from the GubMint while sitting on their asses all day long pretending to do actual work.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX @apologist And you know this how?  You are "probably" not far from being the lead in one of these stories. 

KennyX
KennyX

@henk.tobias0 Those who "collect" a pay check are completely different from those who EARN their pay check. 

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@KennyX @henk.tobias0 It must be funny watching you talk. Your lips don't move but the seat of your pants flap like a flag in a wind storm.

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