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They thought I was easy pickins': Mayoral candidate beaten up by two teenage girls with a billy club
http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 December 2013 | Ashley Collman

Posted on 12/28/2013 6:23:01 PM PST by BBell

A former Minneapolis, Minnesota mayoral candidate was mercilessly beaten up by two teenage girls after having his cellphone stolen at a Mall of America Starbucks.

Mark Andrew came in second to Betsy Hodges in the most competitive mayoral race Minneapolis has seen in a generation.

The former Hennepin County Commissioner had just hung up the phone and was in the middle of writing his New Year's resolutions Thursday evening when a young man came up and swiped his iPhone 4S off the cafe table.

'I was targeted because the phone was out and I'm 63 years old, and I'm sure they thought that I was easy pickins,' he told the Star Tribune.

Not one to sit ideally by while a wrong is committed, Andrew got up and chased after the man but was stopped by his two teenage girl friends.

'If somebody is gonna do that to me or somebody else, I'm not a bystander by nature I'll go in and fight,' he told CBS Minnesota.

The women, one of them armed with a billy club, didn't let Mr Andrew get away and mercilessly beat him over the head until he started bleeding profusely.

When Mr Andrew fought back, one of the women,18-year-old Letaija Shapree Cutler-Cain from Brooklyn Park, gouged his face with her fingernails and said: 'I'm going to kill you! Let me go or I'm going to kill you'.

Mr Andrew says it took about five minutes for police to arrive and that hundreds of shoppers witnessed the incident, but no one intervened because 'they were too afraid' and he called that a 'sad commentary'.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: betsyhodges; easypickings; markandrew; minneapolis; minnesota; nogunspolicy
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Full title:They thought I was easy pickins': Mayoral candidate beaten up by two teenage girls with a billy club at Mall of America Starbucks after having iPhone

I am glad this guy fought back and was able to keep the girls a the crime scene. It's unbelievable to me, living in Louisiana, that the crowd of people would just stand there and not do anything.Sad.

Pictures at link. The guy took some hard hits to his head.

1 posted on 12/28/2013 6:23:01 PM PST by BBell
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To: BBell

These non-denominational yoofs did us a favor by beating crap (one can only hope) out of this clown


2 posted on 12/28/2013 6:28:06 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: BBell

If Obama had . . . oh, never mind.


3 posted on 12/28/2013 6:28:11 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: BBell

How did a faggot get so many kids ???


4 posted on 12/28/2013 6:28:34 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

I asked the same question, ‘cause he claims 2 daughters” I was told it was a mechanical operation.


5 posted on 12/28/2013 6:32:28 PM PST by tillacum
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To: BBell

A liberal getting input from his feral would be constituents?


6 posted on 12/28/2013 6:33:02 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: BBell
just a loyal member of his party... why should he mind a little redistribution, after all that's what the RAT party stands for, isn't it??? feh
7 posted on 12/28/2013 6:35:53 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BBell
but no one intervened because 'they were too afraid' and he called that a 'sad commentary'.
Maybe 'they were too afraid' of getting hit with lawsuits or being charged with a hate crime, that libs like Mark Andrew were so supportive of. If that's the case, karma's a you-know-what.
8 posted on 12/28/2013 6:36:42 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: tillacum

YaButt ... trannies can conceive ?


9 posted on 12/28/2013 6:43:09 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Exactly! If I ever feel obliged to enter such a conflict out in the open I intend to cause extreme damage immediately to as many perps as possible in order to protect myself. That will get me locked up and destroy my life savings in legal fees afterward. Right and wrong is no longer a reason for the police to allow me to go home.


10 posted on 12/28/2013 6:45:43 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Impala64ssa

If he was hanging around in the mall to try to glad-hand some constituents, I guess he found them. Don’t know why he didn’t just give up the phone, though, as an effort to redistribute the wealth.


11 posted on 12/28/2013 6:45:49 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: BBell
Letaija

I doubt pictures are necessary.

12 posted on 12/28/2013 6:47:58 PM PST by PAR35
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To: BBell
This article described the weapon as a billy club. Another article described it as an expandable baton. Not fun getting hit with either.

BILLY CLUB:

EXPANDABLE BATON:


13 posted on 12/28/2013 6:55:07 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: BBell

Letaija??? What kind of name is that? Some made up piece of crap? No wonder the kid’s a jerk...


14 posted on 12/28/2013 6:56:16 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ

Looks like another liberal was just converted to a conservative.


15 posted on 12/28/2013 6:59:15 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: BBell

“[E]asy pickins’”! As in picking? Like cotton picking? Like slaves used to do? Racist!


16 posted on 12/28/2013 7:01:12 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: GOPJ

In the John Ross novel “Unintended Consequences”, there is a very minor character with an unusual name. Her name sort of rhymes with “Gloria”. It turns out that when she was born, her mother didn’t know what to name her, and a snarky doctor suggested Gonorrhea — that rhymes with Gloria, right? — later in life the woman went by GG, but her driver license still said Gonorrhea.


17 posted on 12/28/2013 7:01:22 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Enterprise

These remind me of the new Black panthers.


18 posted on 12/28/2013 7:07:37 PM PST by funfan
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To: BBell
Not one to sit ideally by ...

I think they meant "idly by" but I was a science major and not an english major...

19 posted on 12/28/2013 7:07:38 PM PST by glorgau
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To: GOPJ
Letaija??? What kind of name is that?
Her homegirl, Litigious couldn't make it to the beat down.
20 posted on 12/28/2013 7:09:11 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

And GG the Fed ended up in the hog pen, and we all lived happily ever after.


21 posted on 12/28/2013 7:09:11 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: funfan

They remind me of the Nazi brown shirts who would publicly beat people. I hope people start getting over the shock and start fighting back hard!


22 posted on 12/28/2013 7:10:54 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Doomonyou

In an interview with the Star Tribune, Mr Andrew says he walked into his home and lifted his fist in the air and said: ‘We won’.

He says he’s going to continue to stay involved in the case against the two women who beat him up.

‘In my estimation, these kids are damaged,’ he told TwinCities.com. ‘They have to be held accountable. The juvenile may be too far gone. She was extremely violent. I believe she was trying to kill me, and her actions supported her statement. She was swinging as hard as she could’


The money quote and very shocking from a liberal - “she may be too far gone.” If you or I said that, we would be labeled racists or uncaring, but sadly it is a true statement - many of these kids are too far gone.

That is a money quote - a rare moment of truth from a liberal who just got mugged in the worst way.


23 posted on 12/28/2013 7:15:46 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: BBell

I’m betting he was the only one at his table. That leaves 270 degrees unprotected when you lay your phone on the table. And nothing like being distracted looking down and writing in a busy public area. Mark, buddy, you are a mark.


24 posted on 12/28/2013 7:16:19 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BBell

Two black teenagers beat up a white liberal.

The white liberal wonders why NOBODY comes to help him.

???

Liberalism is really a mental disease.


25 posted on 12/28/2013 7:26:08 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: volunbeer
Well he did say "may." If he had any balls he should have called out fearless leader to condemn the violence.
26 posted on 12/28/2013 7:26:17 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Would it have been better if the phone had a wrist tether? Not so easy to swipe?

I have to be very careful about displaying my phone. There are too many shady people in this town who are on the lookout for prey. I even ran into a couple coming back from church on Christmas Eve. One can’t be too careful.


27 posted on 12/28/2013 7:33:59 PM PST by thecodont
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To: BBell

Perp Pic:

Letajia Shapree Cutler-Cain

http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/52bef0e1eab8eaeb46adc34d-480-359/2etajia-shapree-cutler-cain.jpg

Article:

Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Beaten Up By Two Teenage Girls At Mall Of America

http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-andrew-allegedly-beaten-up-at-starbucks-2013-12

No surprises. What a name.


28 posted on 12/28/2013 7:42:50 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Looks like another liberal was just converted to a conservative.

LOL - yes - - an unintended consequence of being mugged...

29 posted on 12/28/2013 7:54:21 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: knarf
How did a faggot get so many kids ???

Mass adoption.

30 posted on 12/28/2013 7:54:29 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: dennisw

These non-denominational yoofs did us a favor by beating crap (one can only hope) out of this clown
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You’re celebrating this guy being robbed and beaten with billy clubs?

What the hell is wrong with you?


31 posted on 12/28/2013 8:14:46 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> one of the women,18-year-old Letaija Shapree Cutler-Cain...

Must be one of those Newport Rhode Island Cutler-Cains, and 18, so she must be back from Swiss boarding school...

Thanks BBell.


32 posted on 12/28/2013 8:16:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: thecodont

This was a well-planned operation. They scouted the place for quite some time. They used two female blockers. One of them evidently armed with a baton. These were serious thieves. This guy was lucky he didn’t get killed or blinded. The best thing is to have the fear of the legal system in people to prevent this sort of thing from happening. These people don’t have that fear. Why? A three person operation to steal a cell phone? Methinks they may have been looking to find Mark’s house.


33 posted on 12/28/2013 8:28:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BBell

This may interfere with Lataijee’s chances at a scholarship to Harvard or Stanford.


34 posted on 12/28/2013 8:29:05 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

I saw Mark’s graduation pictures from the school of hard knocks. Very impressive. He was allegedly beaten. Then again his head may have spontaneously begun to ooze blood. Lataijee’s friend Shatonya says that the Ivy League scholarship is in the bag.


35 posted on 12/28/2013 9:19:16 PM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: BBell
Mark Andrew, a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, owns the environmental consulting firm GreenMark

So Mark, how is rich white liberalism, global warming hoaxes & pandering to black thugs (male & females) working out for you these days? Personally I would like to see more rich white liberals across the country get the sh_t beat out of them by black thugs. It would serve them right to be on the receiving end for a change! Maybe they might have a change of heart about 0dumb0sh_t & Holder as well.

36 posted on 12/28/2013 9:51:29 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: BBell
The former Hennepin County Commissioner had just hung up the phone and was in the middle of writing his New Year's resolutions Thursday evening when a young man came up and swiped his iPhone 4S off the cafe table.

How does one "hang up" a cell phone?

Regards,

37 posted on 12/28/2013 11:03:20 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Enterprise

Assault and battery with a weapon, during a robbery.

Lacrapainyourpantsa is going to do some very hard time.

If Treyvon Martin had a sister.....


38 posted on 12/29/2013 2:01:45 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BBell

Why aren’t there any pictures of the two teens that mugged the guy? Don’t tell me: it’s because they were black and he was white? This censorship by the media reeks of racism against the victims of the black criminal class.


39 posted on 12/29/2013 2:22:48 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: bramps

Stop the presses!!!!
Silly arse liberal gets bopped by two constituents!!!!


40 posted on 12/29/2013 2:47:52 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: BBell

He IS “easy pickens’” because of the liberal policies he and his party have mandated over the last 50 years. ‘Couldn’t happen to a more derving fella.


41 posted on 12/29/2013 3:28:55 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: dennisw

Greedy one percenter liberal hack!!! He should have given his constituents his iphone and bought another for the other girl. Greedy liberal hypocrite b******!!!!!!!!!!

What>>> You say he wants to redistribute my money not his??? What the ..... !!!


42 posted on 12/29/2013 3:59:56 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: BBell
18-year-old Letaija Shapree Cutler-Cain from Brooklyn Park, gouged his face with her fingernails and said: 'I'm going to kill you! Let me go or I'm going to kill you'.

He's 63 - I'm 61. I'm afraid I would have done some serious damage even if I wasn't armed. The "girl" would have had some broken bones at the least.

43 posted on 12/29/2013 4:26:26 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: BBell

You were easy pickins and they got your phone and you got knocked out and a gash upside your progressive gun hating noggin!


44 posted on 12/29/2013 4:29:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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I'm sure they thought that I was easy pickins,

By the looks of it, it appears they were right.......

45 posted on 12/29/2013 4:30:50 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: BBell

Kinda reminds me of a famous boxer’s words: If I hadn’t gotten knocked out in the first round I coulda won the fight.......


46 posted on 12/29/2013 4:33:14 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

“”I’m sure they thought that I was easy pickins,””

“By the looks of it, it appears they were right.......”

Those fools thought they could steal my phone, oh wait...


47 posted on 12/29/2013 7:05:31 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Enterprise

are those things legal?...batons, that is....


48 posted on 12/29/2013 8:58:10 AM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: cherry
"are those things legal?...batons, that is...."

It depends on the State you live in. Some States make it a felony to possess these things and perhaps in others it might not be a crime.

49 posted on 12/29/2013 10:51:46 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: BBell

Our society is reduced to polar bear hunting and apple picking.


50 posted on 12/29/2013 10:55:31 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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