Road rage victim run down 'like an animal'

May 21, 2010 Read more: TwinCities.com 181
Babcook, John Thomas Mugshot of John Thomas Babcook, 21 of Centerville. Babcook was charged Friday, May 21, with first-degree assault for allegedly running down a woman after a road rage incident in Maplewood. Read more
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Dog_Eat_ Dog_World

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 21, 2010
What's the world coming to?, We are nearing "The End Of Time's"!
Rodney Signs

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 21, 2010
Dog_Eat_ Dog_World wrote:
What's the world coming to?, We are nearing "The End Of Time's"!
From the looks of it, yes
Thomas Olson

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 21, 2010
All I can say is , "What a dirtbag". To run over this women, what kind of animal is this guy. I say. lock him up for at least 20 or 30 years.
Zach

White Plains, NY

#5 May 21, 2010
Wow, they both are idiots. But his level of stupidity is shocking. She should know better then to get out of her car and throwing stuff at a stranger who could harm you in return. Indeed he did. He needs to probably spend the next 20 years in jail. She just needs to grow up.

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#6 May 21, 2010
At what point in his pathetic life did his day become so bad that it was worth nearly killing someone??

Because he had chapstick thrown at him???

Neither do I hold the woman blameless...would it not have just been easier and safer to call 911 in the first place?
darlin lil

Iron River, WI

#7 May 22, 2010
They both sound like a couple of idiots-
Dex

Saint Paul, MN

#8 May 22, 2010
Both are stupid. Stuff like this happens all the time (getting cut off).... get angry... take a breather and get over it. No one needs to get hurt from it. Good luck to both.
Joeblow

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 22, 2010
Minnesota Nice wrote:
This is the passive-aggressive personality type indicative of Scandinavian descent people in Minnesota. Defined: on their face, they are smiles and non-confrontational, but beneath that very thin veneer is a raging psychopath.
This guy doesn't look Scandinavian, but lives here, and suffers from the mental defects.
Just try merging correctly during roadwork. The nuts go ballistic!
Was the above comment bigoted or racist? Or both? Or was it racial profiling? I'm confused!

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#12 May 22, 2010
wait.....so, because I am of Scandanavian descent I am a raging psychopath????

How funny.....My first stereotypical, racist, profiling insult.

And all this time I thought it was a hormone imbalance.
Joeblow

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 22, 2010
Doc Savage wrote:
wait.....so, because I am of Scandanavian descent I am a raging psychopath????
How funny.....My first stereotypical, racist, profiling insult.
And all this time I thought it was a hormone imbalance.
You are Teflon coated. Kind of like Reagan, but not really.
DPH

Iloilo City, Philippines

#14 May 22, 2010
Why not a charge of attempted murder for this animal. Teach him his lesson. He definitely needs a couple decades in lockup. The woman is learning her lesson for throwing objects at this animal that further inflamed his demented brain. Double shame on both of them for their utter stupidity.
Babcooks Driving History

Minneapolis, MN

#16 May 22, 2010
02-CR-07-8509
901401
901401
901401
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
08/31/2007
Anoka
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Traffic - Careless Driving
Drivers' Licenses - Driving without License in Possession
Traffic Regulation - Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle;Misd
02-T0-07-004024
X 901710
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
01/30/2007
Anoka
Speeding-Petty Misd
Converted Closed
063/50 SPEED P
02-VB-07-19357
902985
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
12/06/2007
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Closed
Traffic - Speeding - Exceed Limit
02-VB-08-11207
902969
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
06/10/2008
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Closed-Physical File Destroyed
Traffic Regulation - Littering; Dropping Objects on Vehicles; Penalty
02-VB-08-17286
02050801103
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
09/02/2008
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Closed-Physical File Destroyed
FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
02-VB-09-15592
02030930054
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
07/13/2009
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Under Court Jurisdiction
F

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#17 May 22, 2010
Joeblow wrote:
<quoted text>
You are Teflon coated. Kind of like Reagan, but not really.
My daughter claims its my naturally repellant personality.....
Alan

Plymouth, MN

#18 May 22, 2010
Even though the woman got the worse part of the deal, they're both at fault for what happened. I'm not condoning what the guy did. He should go to prison for attempted murder. But if the woman would have just let it go, he wouldn't have chased her down. Look, people cut me off all the time in traffic. I don't like it, but I've learned to just let these pricks go. Obviously, their lives suck anyway since they drive like that, so that's enough satisfaction for me. But she decided to throw stuff at the guy's car in retaliation. I can tell you that I've never thrown anything at anyone's car. I hope this lady recovers from her injuries, but it sounds like she's a pain in the ass as well since she instigated the road rage between them.
Alan

Plymouth, MN

#19 May 22, 2010
Minnesota Nice wrote:
This is the passive-aggressive personality type indicative of Scandinavian descent people in Minnesota. Defined: on their face, they are smiles and non-confrontational, but beneath that very thin veneer is a raging psychopath.
This guy doesn't look Scandinavian, but lives here, and suffers from the mental defects.
Just try merging correctly during roadwork. The nuts go ballistic!
(Insert sarcasm here) Yea, just look at history and look at all those war mongering Scandinavians. Those Vikings were the worst, weren't they? The Scandinavians are the most evil, aggressive people on the planet. They suicide bomb people every day. Their governments execute people for speaking out against them. The US needs to take out Norway, Sweden and Denmark. We can't have them wreaking havok in the world anymore.

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#21 May 22, 2010
damm....The Taliban are Scandinavians.

Didnt see that one coming.
Penny

Madison, WI

#22 May 22, 2010
Babcooks Driving History wrote:
02-CR-07-8509
901401
901401
901401
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
08/31/2007
Anoka
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Under Court Jurisdiction
Traffic - Careless Driving
Drivers' Licenses - Driving without License in Possession
Traffic Regulation - Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle;Misd
02-T0-07-004024
X 901710
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
01/30/2007
Anoka
Speeding-Petty Misd
Converted Closed
063/50 SPEED P
02-VB-07-19357
902985
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
12/06/2007
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Closed
Traffic - Speeding - Exceed Limit
02-VB-08-11207
902969
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
06/10/2008
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Closed-Physical File Destroyed
Traffic Regulation - Littering; Dropping Objects on Vehicles; Penalty
02-VB-08-17286
02050801103
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
09/02/2008
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Closed-Physical File Destroyed
FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
02-VB-09-15592
02030930054
BABCOOK, JOHN THOMAS
11/30/1988
07/13/2009
Anoka
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Under Court Jurisdiction
F
Not so sure this is the same guy. He is like 21? This record is from 1988? They both seem to have some anger issues. She was drinking before the incident. Hopefully they did a tox screen on here upon admission. She certainly didn't deserve to be run down, but shouldn't have been driving after drinking either. That obviously added to her initial reaction.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#23 May 22, 2010
The hard truth? Simple: a guy with aggression issues; a woman who was driving after drinking and used the protective equalizer of a car to allow her to work out her own alcoholic-inflamed aggression issues. In the cars -- equal axxholes. Out of the cars -- testosterone wins. I don't blame Obama, I don't blame their mothers, I don't blame their ancestry, I don't blame anything other than the two of them. How sweet it is that they found each other in this big, wide, wonderful world.
XD40 Fan

Minneapolis, MN

#24 May 22, 2010
Penny wrote:
<quoted text>
Not so sure this is the same guy. He is like 21? This record is from 1988? They both seem to have some anger issues. She was drinking before the incident. Hopefully they did a tox screen on here upon admission. She certainly didn't deserve to be run down, but shouldn't have been driving after drinking either. That obviously added to her initial reaction.
The references to 1988 are his DOB, not when the incident(s) took place. And unless she was legally intoxicated, how do you know that alcohol "obviously" added to her reaction?

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#27 May 22, 2010
There's a little piece missing from this. If he cut her off as the article says, how was he then behind her to ram her? Did she veer up around him to then cut him off? I'm just trying to visualize the incident as it led into the parking lot.

Both these people are in a world of hurt right now because of road rage. What is it about climbing behind the wheel of a car that turns some normally very nice people into maniacs?

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