Police Report: Dinkytown street rapper lands in Henn. Co. jail

Also, a man was cited for disorderly conduct after grabbing butts.

Megan Nicolai

A Minneapolis man fond of hip-hop group N.W.A.âÄôs lyrics was arrested early Friday morning after an impromptu rap concert in Dinkytown grew out of control.

After University police ended the show, the 26-year-old Minneapolis man was cited with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and booked into Hennepin County Jail.

Officers discovered a large crowd of more than 30 people gathered near the corner of Fourth Street and 13th Avenue Southeast around 2 a.m.

The crowd was standing around a bike with a portable amplifier attached. Officers reported hearing a personâÄôs amplified voice rapping to the crowd.

The multitude began to get âÄúmore boisterous,âÄù so officers parked near the crowd, which immediately dispersed. The man and three other individuals remained, however, and began to chant âÄú[expletive] the policeâÄù in a bid to rile up others in the area, according to a police report.

As passers-by from nearby bars stopped to stare at him, he began to yell even louder, according to the report. Officers eventually stopped him, so he loudly asked, âÄúWhy are you stopping me?âÄù and yelled at officers to write him a ticket.

Due to his continued behavior, he was arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail. He had a blood alcohol content level of .247, according to the report.

Having and using an amplifier in a public space without a permit is a crime as well, said Minneapolis police Sgt. Steve McCarty. Impromptu rap concerts arenâÄôt necessarily common in the area, however.

The man was released Friday evening on $50 bail.

Butt-grabber goes down

A butt-grabbing Mankato manâÄôs night of drinking ended with a misdemeanor charge early Sunday morning.

The 22-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct at 1:50 a.m. Sunday after more than 30 minutes of resisting University police.

Officers responded to a disturbance at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown and found the man fighting with security as they attempted to escort him from the premises.

Blarney security told officers that they had received several reports from female patrons that the man was âÄúgrabbing their butts,âÄù said University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner.

Officers described him as having bloodshot eyes, slow and slurred speech and a strong smell of alcohol.

As officers approached the man, he began swinging his fists, pulled away when officers held his arm and grabbed an officerâÄôs radio and shirt collar as he was being handcuffed.

The man was then âÄúescorted to the ground,âÄù according to a report.

He was eventually taken into custody and released into the care of Hennepin County Medical Center Special Care staff around 2:30 a.m. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.222, according to the report.