Israeli UZI Model B, 9mm originally uploaded by Keary O.
According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint (and this one as well), a man was threatened with an “Uzi-like” gun in Lakeville after he suggested they “race” somewhere in the vicinity of CR-70 and I-35 (near Baldy’s BBQ and Goodfella’s Pizza).
From the complaints:
On April 23, 2011 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers of the Lakeville Police Department were dispatched to a gas station in the 21000 block of Kenrick Ave in the City of Lakeville, Dakota County, Minnesota, on the report of a weapons complaint. Police spoke with the victim, M.D., who reported that he had been involved in a confrontation with an unknown male. Victim reported that following that confrontation, a male, later identified as Adam Joseph Pena, DOB: 8-1-91, took out a gun. The victim described it as an “Uzi type with a long clip.” The victim reported that he had challenged the occupants of another vehicle, which included Pena and another individual later identified as David Michael Johnson, DOB: 1-28-92, to a “race”. The victim reported that Johnson during a verbal exchanged formed the shape of a gun with his right hand and pointed the form gun shape at the victim and said something similar to “I’ll cap your f***ing ass.” The victim took this statement as a warning that Johnson would shoot him. The victim reported that a few moments later Pena, who was driving the vehicle, exited the driver’s position and walked to the trunk. The trunk was open and Pena proceeded to pull out a gun case. The victim indicated that Pena opened the case, pulled out the black Uzi-like gun, racked it and stood there. The victim reported that Pena held the gun in a downward position and did not point it directly at victim. Pena placed the gun into a gun case and put it back into the trunk. Pena then told the victim that their group would be back in twenty minutes.
While we already know about all the bad MFers in Apple Valley, Eagan and those who are willing flash a gun while in traffic, but are you surprised that someone would be willing to pull out what was described as an Uzi-like weapon in rural Lakeville? Do you think that the person had it coming to them when they challenged others to a race? Are you at all concerned that the victim wasn’t charged for suggesting that they street race? Are you disappointed that Lakeville’s police department aren’t doing more to stop street racing such as the races that occur fairly frequently between traffic lights near Flagstaff and 160th? Whatever you have to say about an Uzi being pulled on someone in Lakeville go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.