Skip to comments.Police: Vikings Player Arrested After Birthday Party Beating
Posted on 04/28/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) A Minnesota Vikings running back is in jail after he allegedly beat up a 22-year-old man early Saturday morning at a birthday party in Oak Grove.
Twenty-four-year-old Caleb King is currently in the Anoka County Jail, pending formal charges, authorities said.
King and the victim came as guests to a 21-year-old womans birthday party. The party took place at a home on the 3400 block of 192nd Avenue Northwest, which belonged to the womans parents.
Things appeared to be going well until 3:15 a.m., when the victim allegedly told King he looked like a celebrity. King took offense to the remark and followed the victim to a car.
When close to the car, King punched the victim in the face...
After the attack, the victim told police the homeowners helped him into the home but refused to call police. Instead they told him theyd drop him off at his house. However, when the victim initially tried to call 911, authorities were able to track the phones location and send an officer.
When police arrived at the scene, the homeowner said there had been no problem at the party and that no one needed help. As the homeowner spoke with police, the victim was inside his home, suffering from his injuries.
Its the latest off-the-field issue for King, a highly touted recruit at Georgia who ran into several problems during his college career. He was arrested for failing to appear for a court date on a speeding ticket and declared academically ineligible in his final year at Georgia and went undrafted in the supplemental draft before signing with the Vikings.
The celebrity King was compared to is not known.
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Don’t Vikings do that sort of thing?
Professional athletes careers should end, upon the first conviction of a criminal act.
The new "c-word": celebrity.
I wonder if the homeowners could be liable in any way for refusing to call the police when the victim asked them to.
As a part-Norwegian, it does kinda make me a little misty-eyed thinking about the good old days.
Pillaging, burning villages, hearing the lamentations of their women...
Where have all the good times gone?
I believe, in most places, a home owner would be responsible for this, because he didn’t take reasonable steps to prevent it.
What is this world coming to when you can not conduct a beating at a birthday party? The nerve of some people.
...when the victim initially tried to call 911, authorities were able to track the phoneâs location and send an officer. When police arrived at the scene, the homeowner said there had been no problem at the party and that no one needed help. As the homeowner spoke with police, the victim was inside his home, suffering from his injuries.
He looks a lot like that guy who used to play for the Vikings.
Ghetto doofus thought ‘celebrity’ was a diss!
Hey, that guy looks like some sort of celebrity!
Hmmm. No description of victim.
Well that's believable.
The victim, a Coon Rapids man whom police have not identified, is in serious condition at Mercy Hospital. Police say he suffered fractures on his face and skull injuries that required more than 50 stitches to close.
Police arrested King at the house without incident. He denied that he punched the victim, saying that the man just fell over while the two were talking.
Was the celebrity in question Liberace?
Come to think of it, dude does look like a would-be-ex-celebrity!
I’m wondering if the Vikings could be liable for knowingly hiring a player with criminal convictions in his past?
That sounds a bit politically incorrect.