Student charged in June hit-and-run

Also, a McDonald’s security man makes citizen’s arrest.

Jakob Stark

A University of Minnesota student was charged Tuesday in connection to a June hit-and-run.

Tyler Braunschweig, a 19-year-old design student from Appleton, Wis., is charged with criminal vehicular operation.

Just after 6 p.m. on June 27, witnesses reported to Minneapolis police that an SUV hit victim Matt Call at West 24th Street and South Lyndale Avenue while he stood next to the driver’s side of his parked car, according to the criminal complaint.

Police found Call face-down on the ground and witnesses told them that the driver fled the scene immediately. Call suffered two broken legs, a fractured pelvis and broken vertebrae as a result of the collision.

Police found Braunschweig by way of surveillance footage and two tips. The surveillance shows two men in the car and its make and model. It also showed that after hitting Call, the driver “does not slow down or stop.” In a statement, the second man in the car said he told Braunschweig multiple times to turn around and check on Call, but Braunschweig continued driving toward the University.

Braunschweig is in custody on $75,000 bail at Hennepin County jail. His charge carries a maximum of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Citizen’s arrest at McDonald’s

 A Dinkytown McDonald’s employee made a double citizen’s arrest after being attacked by two men at the restaurant early Saturday morning, a Minneapolis police report said.

Nathan Bartosik, 25, said he was working a security shift at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning when he saw two men drinking and holding open liquor bottles. After asking both men to leave multiple times, he said one of the men threw a bottle at him that “bounced off” his head and shattered on the ground next to him.

Bartosik said he then chased after both men and tackled the bottle-thrower to the ground first. Once he had the first man on the ground, he said the second man began kicking Bartosik.

“It was all a blur,” he said. “It happened so fast.”

Bartosik said he then tackled the second man to the ground and held both men under citizen’s arrest until Minneapolis police arrived on the scene. Police arrested both men on suspicion of assault, disorderly conduct and trespassing, according to the report.

Bartosik said his only injury was a lump on the side of his head where the bottle hit him. He added that he was “upset” at the time and didn’t expect to get hit in the head with a bottle.

“I guess it was just another typical Saturday at McDonald’s,” Bartosik said.