Skip to comments.Man who fell to his death in MOA faced rape charge in New York
Posted on 03/25/2010 7:51:55 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
The man who fell four floors to his death in the Mall of America Wednesday was a 21-year-old from New York state scheduled to face a rape charge that day.
Dakota Rey Kohler-Lander, of Schenectady, fell Wednesday at the Mall of America after security officers were called about 6:50 p.m. about a man with a knife, police said. Seconds after officers approached him, he climbed over the railing near the Cantina No. 1 restaurant and fell to the first floor.
The medical examiner's office said he died of multiple blunt-force injuries. The office said a ruling on his manner of death has yet to be made.
Bloomington police Cmdr. Mark Stehlik said Thursday that investigators have ideas about what led to Kohler-Lander's death but they won't be made public until the investigation is complete. That will include background checks, interviews and a meeting with the medical examiner, Stehlik said.
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Hmmmm....from NY...should have been in court on a rape charge....with a knife...on the 4th floor of the MOA....(That’s the bar level....)
Ilove it when the debris of society save us money......bury his butt and forget him....totally worthless!!
The MOA is an illegally posted gun-free-zone.
Thank goodness that this creep decided to run from the Paul Blarts at the MOA....
With a knife, he would been asked to leave.
With a pistol and a permit....he would have been banned for life....
If he was guilty, this is a good result. If he was innocent, whoever falsely accused him should be charged with murder.
It wasn’t the fall that got him, it was the sudden stop at the bottom!
The kid was doomed from the beginning with a name like that.
One less vote for Obama.
Felons can’t vote.
Years ago there was some mini-scandal with a local R pol and some staffer .. I told the local GOP chairman, that’s what an R gets for hiring a woman with a hyphenated name ;)
Then, the hippie/yuppie parents, who’ve probably never been W of the Hudson, had to name him Dakota.
I would like to thank this man for his service to the taxpayers and going ahead with punishing himself more severely than if he had been tried and convicted.
I named my first son Dakota Alan (Dakota after the state and the middle name after Alan Jackson).
Well, money was wasted on this one...ambulance...cops..coroner...clean-up crew......
A sad situation all around. Prayers for everyone involved with this sordid tale.
That is terrible. The parents of these kids must be suffering terribly.
but is his last name hyphenated?
The previous loss his brothers make an already terrible situation even worse for his parents. I feel very sad for all involved on both sides.
From the article-
"Kohler-Lander was arrested last October and charged with one count of rape in the third degree for allegedly having consensual sex with a 16-year-old girl, said Heather Orth, communications director for the Albany County District Attorney."
Dakota Rey Kohler-Lander