Violent trespasser threatens police

A transient was also arrested on Wednesday for exposing himself.

by Frank

A man arrested in Stadium View Apartments for trespassing Sunday afternoon became violent in a squad car and threatened Minneapolis police officers.

The 20-year-old, identified as Anthony Fockler of Sioux City, Iowa, had been banned from the building for a previous incident, according to the police report.

Fockler, who was aware of his trespass, insisted he was trying to retrieve items belonging to him from the building.

After he was secured in the back of a squad car, Fockler began acting violently, including punching the windows of the vehicle.

While being transported to Hennepin County jail, Fockler cursed at the officers and threatened that if he saw the officers on the street, he would “put a bullet in their head,” according to the report.

Violent arrestees are rare, said Sgt. Steve McCarty of the Minneapolis Police Department. Usually the violent arrestee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It is unclear if Fockler was under the influence at the time of arrest.

Transient arrested for public consumption 

University of Minnesota police arrested a transient early Wednesday evening. They were called on a report of the man exposing himself outside TCF Bank on Washington Avenue.

The man, 64-year-old Jan Hardman, whom a police report described as âÄúintoxicated,âÄù was seen standing on a corner in front of the bank drinking a can of beer with his pants unzipped.

Police arrested Hardman, and he was later released.

Hardman, a known transient according to the police report, was cited for consuming alcohol in public.