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CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike
FOX 9 ^ | 1/6/2014 | FOX 9

Posted on 06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT by Dallas59

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) -

It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle.

Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week.

It's an idyllic street, but neighbors there like to talk. When Jeanne Helgeson heard rumors that a well-known neighbor had threatened someone with a gun, she didn't believe it -- until her next-door neighbor confirmed the details, that is.

"I've never seen a gun come out of that house ever," Helgeson said.

Allison Nelson saw the arrest.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxtwincities.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcohol; bicycle; bike; booze; drunk; drunkbastard; drunksob; etoh; garydrake; getoutofmyyard; gun; minnesota; shotgun

1 posted on 06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

“Terroristic?”

I’m sick of everything being “terrorism” since 9/11.

Never mind the abuse of the language.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 2:04:05 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Dallas59

Did she veer across his lawn or something? Sounds like a complete nutter otherwise. Doesn’t sound good even if she did. Brandishing right off the bat concerning the behavior of a child is not at all an appropriate response. Have there been other instances of unprovoked or excessive hostility from this guy? Maybe he needs to see a doctor.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 2:05:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Dallas59

Let’s wait for all the facts to come in..

Ahh, what the heck.

Meds? Simmering feud?


4 posted on 06/02/2014 2:05:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Dallas59

Drake’s wife eventually came out and pulled the gun away, but police said he didn’t appear repentant when he was booked. In fact, he allegedly told officers, “Maybe next time. I should have shot him.”

Because he didn’t like the way the father was teaching his daughter in the street?


5 posted on 06/02/2014 2:06:15 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Dallas59

The neighbor admitted he’d been drinking all day, but maintained that alcohol wasn’t a factor. Ummm... I’m not generally for removing gun rights, but his guy sounds like a nut waiting for an excuse to go off.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 2:07:23 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dallas59

The guy was drunk, no matter what he says. An angry drunk.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 2:08:29 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Dallas59

“Another instance of neighbor on neighbor...”

LOL, no agenda here...


8 posted on 06/02/2014 2:09:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Now he’s going to be a felon.


9 posted on 06/02/2014 2:09:12 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If alcohol wasn’t a factor then he’s even worse off, actually. Brandishing in an irrational drunken rage is bad. Brandishing in an unprovoked rage while stone cold sober is nuts.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 2:09:41 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This shows how drugs such as alcohol really do mess one up. Yet no one is going to say “take away all alcohol”.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“”Drake admitted to drinking all day, but he denied that it influenced his actions.””

Probably totally unrelated..........


12 posted on 06/02/2014 2:11:49 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Dallas59

There are +/-325MM people in this country. The craziest 1% of 1% is 32,500 people. Thats an average of 650 per state. Here’s one of them.


13 posted on 06/02/2014 2:12:45 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: NormsRevenge

Facts? First? How dare you!! /sarc

I bet newly on meds.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 2:13:56 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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To: Dallas59

The red nose on the 61 yo might suggest a friendship with John Barleycorn, if you will.


15 posted on 06/02/2014 2:14:53 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Dallas59

Amish?


16 posted on 06/02/2014 2:20:01 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Dallas59

Mom’s cute, maybe he got his weapon and gun confused in his drunken stupor.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 2:30:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Dallas59

Rosemount ain’t exactly the hood...could be more to this story.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 2:31:47 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: thackney

Maybe he’s a militant helmet activist?


19 posted on 06/02/2014 2:32:17 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: muir_redwoods

That’s fuzzy math. /s


20 posted on 06/02/2014 2:33:59 PM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: bigbob

THAT part of Rosemount ain”t the hood...


21 posted on 06/02/2014 2:55:03 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Dallas59

Maybe he thought that the dad (not knowing he was the dad) was trying to abduct her. Good lawyer defense.


22 posted on 06/02/2014 2:55:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: darkangel82
Now he’s going to be a felon.

Good. He can't own guns, then.

23 posted on 06/02/2014 3:26:38 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Dallas59

That guy should NEVER be allowed to even touch a firarm again.
I’m as RKBA as can be, but even one misuse of even a BB gun should get someone thrown in the slammer for a long while, disenfranchised and prevented from ever even touching so much as a cap gun again.

With all rights come responsibilites, and ever idiot who screws around with a firarm for any reason other than hunting, legitimate self defense or target practice is merely a tool of the gun grabbers.

But then I thought what happened to Rodney King is what should happen to everyone who blows dirty when driving.


24 posted on 06/02/2014 3:28:14 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: RedStateRocker

apologies, screwed up keyboard I’m going to replace after work today.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 3:29:19 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This man needs to be taken to court and have all firearms rights stripped from him permanently.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 3:32:39 PM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
"You kids, get the F off my lawn!"


27 posted on 06/02/2014 4:54:04 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Alice and Al Cohol.

It’s the Cohol family. From Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In!!!

Well just Jeez Louieeezzz, Bet Alice and Al were in the Peanut Gallery!

Too bad the little girl had to see that.

OTH, these things can give kids a tougher skin to face what’s in front of them.


28 posted on 06/02/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by Frederick_Barbarossa
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