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Subject:Re: Stickney Road Warning
From:Thomas P. Malone
Reply-To:Thomas P. Malone
Date:Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:49:40 -0600

Since my last post I did a little bit of on-line research about the incident involving the irate land owner.  
5th degree assault does not require a physical injury or even physical contact. The mere threat of physical contact can be enough to be charged with fifth degree assault.  
Thus, if the victim was "reasonably" (a legal term and thus in quotes)  in fear of attack, I think an assault may have been committed.  
Thomas P. Malone 
Attorney at Law 
Barna Guzy & Steffen 
Minneapolis Minnesota 
(Via BlackBerry) 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Minnesota Birds <MOU-NET@LISTS.UMN.EDU> 
Sent: Sun Feb 13 20:27:48 2011 
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Stickney Road Warning 
        Mr. Hendrickson is right.  These incidents should be reported.  I was a deputy public defender here in California for 31 years, but I now spend my summers im Itasca County, MN.  These people usually hurt someone eventually.  If he says he's going to shhot you, or kill you, believe him.  Get away and notify law enforcement.  If he made a specific threat or if he hurt or tried to do so, then file a complaint, request prosecution and be prepared to go to court if necessary. 
         I'm not familiar with Minnesota law, but in California, threatening people can be treated as a felony.  Pulling a gun on someone is illegal in all states.   
         This guy needs to be stopped.  Sure, helped, but in a secure facility.  He will hurt or kill someone.  Please, report all these incidents.  You will be saving someone from serious harm. 
           Good birding, 
Peter Dullea, 
Senior Deputy Public Defender 
for Santa Barbara County, Retired  
Lompoc, California 
(805) 350-1304 
> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 18:15:06 -0800 
> From: mlhendrickson@YAHOO.COM 
> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Stickney Road Warning 
> I talked to a resident who sort of knows this guy because he has property near  
> him.  This person must of gotten out of jail recently because he was arrested  
> possibly a year and a half ago for pulling a gun against someone near or on his  
> property.  He is very unstable and has been known to chase after cars and doing  
> exactly what Cindy mentioned.  I have her stories from witnesses who said they  
> been followed by him for nearly 10-15 miles before the party stopped to confront  
> this man.  I am sure the county officers know of him but unfortunately Sax-Zim  
> Bog / Meadowlands area is patrolled very seldom by law officials.  So the more  
> reports people share to law officials the more they know of him and the more  
> what he has been up to lately. 
> Thanks 
> Mike Hendrickson 
> Duluth, Minnesota 
> Website: 
> Blog: 
> ________________________________ 
> From: Chris Edwardson <chris.edwardson@GMAIL.COM> 
> Sent: Sun, February 13, 2011 7:57:51 PM 
> Subject: [mou-net] Stickney Road Warning 
> Cindy and I were birding the bog on Saturday and made the mistake of 
> stopping (for a possible owl sighting) near a house on the Stickney 
> Road that has a sign that in part says "Trespassers will be violated...." 
> The owner walked out to the road (we were 200 + feet past his driveway) and 
> asked us what we were doing there.  I said we were birding, but he acted 
> confused and began confronting us, yelling that he had cameras watching the 
> road.  We just got in the car and left.  Unknown to us, he was not through 
> "talking" to us and when we were several miles away he pulled up in his 
> car while we were driving and forced our car to stop.  I use the word 
> forced, because I felt like I had to stop or he would try to run us off the 
> road.  We listened to him rant about being an ex-marine, prior killer of 
> enemies, Christian, etc.  Eventually, he let us drive on.  He mentioned 
> having problems with birders before so we wanted to be sure to remind 
> everyone not to stop anywhere near his house.  I am considering contacting 
> the county Sheriff just to have the incident on record. 
> --  
> Chris Edwardson 
> Wood Technology Consulting Services 
> 31 E. Arrowhead Rd. 
> Duluth, MN  55803 
> 218-724-6357 
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