Here's the police report about that crazy SuperAmerica ruckus

Categories: Minneapolis
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Sometimes, one person's "victim" is another's "suspect."
Yesterday, we brought you footage of a crazy early morning July 1 brawl at the Lyndale and 22nd SuperAmerica.

The 7-minute throwdown features fists, fire extinguishers, and bloody faces. Conspicuous by its absence is the presence of law enforcement.

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But a report sent to us by the Minneapolis Police Department indicates police did respond, even if they didn't get there in time to prevent any of the the violence. A police report put together by officer Blayne Lehner -- yes, this guy -- says he arrived at the scene sometime after the MPD received a call from the gas station at 4:09 a.m. (The guy who posted the footage to Facebook says the fight occurred around 3 in the morning.)

According to the report, a 20-year-old black male said he "had his phone stolen and vehicle damaged by the suspect." In the video, a shirtless black male who at various points can be seen fighting, punching, and stomping a person who appears to be transgender later walks around without a shirt and laments the fact his phone is gone. It's unclear whether the shirtless guy is the same "victim" officer Lehrer spoke to.

With the regard to the fight's backstory, one emailer suggests it "may be worth looking into or mentioning the transgender/lgbt violence aspects of the altercation... Seems that there was a queer person under attack at first and the tables turned."

But the police report doesn't provide any information about that aspect of things, and MPD officials didn't return our calls yesterday.

The "suspect" responsible for damaging a car with a fire extinguisher and allegedly stealing a phone isn't named in the report. No arrests were made in connection with the incident.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.






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51 comments
vunleylong
vunleylong

@Derek Hamilton I remember when I watched wrestling 20 years ago.

Derek Hamilton
Derek Hamilton

Somalians stink and dont belong here simple as that

Derek Hamilton
Derek Hamilton

William hung go hang yourself and pheobe go fuck your smelly cat

Mat Lang
Mat Lang

Ray Roberts, not agreeing to hate but it is a fact . any stolen products like phones, laptops, computers, cars etc (somalians "male") 80% of all of them are shitty. I mean seriously if you are over by abbot hospital and someone breaks into your car and takes your laptop or phone. You can walk 3 blocks to the somalian market walk in the door and your property will be in use by a complete stranger that will try to sell it back to you for 3 times the price you bought it for. If you call the cops and have them go recover the item they rat on the people that brought it in and pretty soon the whole store stole it from the car. Gang violence: "I blame rap music and a poorly educated Mind" (hoes, sex, money, guns, drugs, violence and a good beat)

Mat Lang
Mat Lang

its not africa jackass it is yemen south of saudi north of africa look at a map.

Mat Lang
Mat Lang

I am going to agree, I work in that community alot and if it is ilegal they have there hands in it and really do not care about anyone or anything.

Mat Lang
Mat Lang

i know that person the one you speak of and she is nice i mean kind to all that would be totally fucked up

Mat Lang
Mat Lang

right after the car leaves in the footage the guy grabs for a phone and the other guy pulls a gun you hear it cock and it was a glock

Mat Lang
Mat Lang

ya right simoli carry permit your funny

Tara Lynn
Tara Lynn

Omg ignorant ass comments I myself have been living in mpls long before there was alot of Somalian's here...My uncle lived in Riverside Apts when it was all black & white and there was violence & problems then(gasp)..I mean really what stupid idiot would make a comment sounding so dumb &retarded??? But anywhoo...i really hope the transgender person being stomped was not the beautiful & nice one that works nights at that SA... I see her there all the time...

Jeffrey Alan Hoium
Jeffrey Alan Hoium

I watched only 20 seconds of the video simply because it was filmed vertically.

Ummm___
Ummm___

You can't have a first world country filled with third world people.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

I used to live pretty near that SA and I've been there at 3:00 AM, at times when I wasn't in condition to defend myself.  If there's a group of teens/young adults outside hanging around, I sure wouldn't stop and buy gas under any conditions.  I don't know how this started, but there were plenty of chances in this video for every single individual to just leave. 

The best method of self-defense is to stay out of situations that require self-defense.  This appears to have been one of them.

Phil Ploughman
Phil Ploughman

Learn how to defend yourself, with or without a weapon.

Kari Jo Rod
Kari Jo Rod

I've worked night shift at this SA and it shocks me that the crew there didn't call the cops ASAP or go out there and tell them to leave. We had several altercations with asshats and we always took care of it right away.

Matt Sherman
Matt Sherman

I laughed as much as the next person watching this video, but that kid pulling out a handgun really concerns me. What if this same kid ends up in a altercation with your brother, father or son? He will likely pull that same gun out and shoot them. The guys face is as clear as day in picture and the cops should be looking for him.

William Hung
William Hung

Derek Hamilton it's people like you who are the main problem. Smh

Mark Michalski
Mark Michalski

Good thing none of them can fight, no serious injuries.

Met Duangphouxay
Met Duangphouxay

The main problem in mpls is not Somalians, but, as stated before, it's the fact that we do not talk about fight club!!!

Tola Vann
Tola Vann

The people calling out the guy in yellow as Norm Coleman makes me laugh. Seriously why is no one pointing out the obvious fact that this guy was solicitng sex from a transgender at 3 in the morning.

Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark

I didn't really see anyone with a gun in the video but that's a possible legal infraction.

Derek Hamilton
Derek Hamilton

I grew up in mpls and the somalians are the main problem

Dustin Skaalerud
Dustin Skaalerud

Lol was trying to figure out who the guy in yellow looked like! So that's what Norm Coleman has been upto since his loss to Franken!

Merete Larson
Merete Larson

Inflammatory, speculative hearsay. Why do you even report on this before you have the whole story? Worst journalism ever.

Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark

I don't know what happened previously, but there was no justification for that person to take a fire extinguisher from a truck driver trying to do his job, and throw it through the window of a car. Had that not happened less violence may have occurred that night. Maybe the only thing illegal that happened that night was destruction of property, everything else was self defense, defense of property by all parties. But we don't know the whole story.

Drew Thorne
Drew Thorne

this was obviously a failed late night outreach program involving Norm Coleman and some local teens

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

If only we could deport assholes like you...

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

People like you should not be allowed to have children. I hope someone is warning your kid about what an asshole you are so he doesn't grow up to be an asshole too. 

atrupar
atrupar moderator

@moshea59 Follow the link in the first paragraph to watch it.

Nomore
Nomore

Contact your city council person with your concern

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

You know you're on CP right?

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Kevin Clark 


"Maybe the only thing illegal that happened that night was destruction of property, everything else was self defense"


If someone is required to defend themselves, then someone else is doing something illegal that extends beyond simple destruction of property.  Logic 101.


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