Homeless man repeatedly calls 911, claims he left dead body nea...

A homeless man with alcohol problems made repeated calls to 911 Monday night, claiming he had committed a murder and threatening to kill law enforcement officers. Full Story

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 15, 2009
Will they make him pay for the cost of the search? Or is that only non-bums that need to do that?

Also, did he have a cell phone? It isn't clear from the story. If so, how in the heck does he own a cell phone?
PP Reader

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 15, 2009
When they knew him why did they let him roam around free ? He should have been in a " Happy Camp", that means out in the woods of some state hospital. If they had no clue where to find him, or that he would pull such a prank how do they know he is no danger to the public ?
NightRider

Boone, IA

#3 Sep 15, 2009
#1 Incredible 70...worry about who pays for things is a big issue with you isn't it? Shouldn't you worry a bit more about the fact that this guy (dangerous or not) is still out there?
#2 PP Reader...When law enforcement can put someone in "Happy Camp" simply for being "strange" we all will need to have worries. Unless he does something illeagal, arrest is probably not an option. Now that he has abused the 911 system, which is illeagal...they are looking for him.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Sep 15, 2009
NightRider wrote:
#1 Incredible 70...worry about who pays for things is a big issue with you isn't it? Shouldn't you worry a bit more about the fact that this guy (dangerous or not) is still out there?
#2 PP Reader...When law enforcement can put someone in "Happy Camp" simply for being "strange" we all will need to have worries. Unless he does something illeagal, arrest is probably not an option. Now that he has abused the 911 system, which is illeagal...they are looking for him.
He isn't dangerous, he is a grown child who wants attention. Let me guess at his situation:

1) Perfectly nice kid. Grew up down the street. Quiet, but didn't cause trouble. Bullied and picked on until:

2) Developed a mental illness, probably schizophrenia, at some point. Controlled well with meds, when he took them. Didn't stay disciplined to stay on them because public services weren't adequate. All the stress made him:

3) Started boozing when society turned his back on him. Quit taking his meds. Ended up homeless because of poor society support. Can't keep a job because he won't take his meds or quit the vices. Now he:

4) Goes in and out of rehab and mental health hospitals. Cleans up, but goes right back to the drugs and booze when he gets out. All societies fault...they don't accept him.

What I asked here, and on another thread, was...will he be held accountable for the resources being used for his little game? If I called it in and said I did it, you know dang well I would get a bill, along with about 10 charges. Will he?

“mnnewsjunkie”

Since: Apr 09

New Richland

#5 Sep 15, 2009
Incredible70 wrote:
<quoted text>
He isn't dangerous, he is a grown child who wants attention. Let me guess at his situation:
1) Perfectly nice kid. Grew up down the street. Quiet, but didn't cause trouble. Bullied and picked on until:
2) Developed a mental illness, probably schizophrenia, at some point. Controlled well with meds, when he took them. Didn't stay disciplined to stay on them because public services weren't adequate. All the stress made him:
3) Started boozing when society turned his back on him. Quit taking his meds. Ended up homeless because of poor society support. Can't keep a job because he won't take his meds or quit the vices. Now he:
4) Goes in and out of rehab and mental health hospitals. Cleans up, but goes right back to the drugs and booze when he gets out. All societies fault...they don't accept him.
What I asked here, and on another thread, was...will he be held accountable for the resources being used for his little game? If I called it in and said I did it, you know dang well I would get a bill, along with about 10 charges. Will he?
Although Blue Earth County should charge restitution for man hours, etc...the county officials probably believe it would be like getting blood from a stone. Since this man is homeless, the people of Blue Earth County will be paying for him from now on, that is assuming he is caught and institutionalized, at St. Peter, most likely.
justsaying

Hastings, MN

#7 Sep 15, 2009
Probably wanted to sleep indoors for the night, is all.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Sep 15, 2009
mn newsjunkie wrote:
<quoted text> Although Blue Earth County should charge restitution for man hours, etc...the county officials probably believe it would be like getting blood from a stone. Since this man is homeless, the people of Blue Earth County will be paying for him from now on, that is assuming he is caught and institutionalized, at St. Peter, most likely.
Sounds like a good candidate to clean highways or paint over graffiti until his debt is paid.
Anja Em

Dayton, MN

#9 Sep 15, 2009
Yes, why aren't we doing that? I've heard it explained that the supervision would be expensive.

Same for welfare. There are many things people could do to improve the town to earn their welfare checks.

And it would be a good way for the county and town to conserve resources.

At present I believe such things may violate union laws.
Javier

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 15, 2009
Didn't sound like that big a deal until he said he scoped a rifle and would shoot deputies. Thats when they should have scoped their own rifles.
Golf Guy

Deerwood, MN

#11 Sep 15, 2009
Anja Em wrote:
Yes, why aren't we doing that? I've heard it explained that the supervision would be expensive.
Same for welfare. There are many things people could do to improve the town to earn their welfare checks.
And it would be a good way for the county and town to conserve resources.
At present I believe such things may violate union laws.
You're right, they should make them clean your toilets, and get groceries for you. How about drive your kids to soccer practice, and go to the liquor store?
Hey Now

Plymouth, MN

#12 Sep 15, 2009
Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> You're right, they should make them clean your toilets, and get groceries for you. How about drive your kids to soccer practice, and go to the liquor store?
Or they could carry your golf clubs!
Anja Em

Dayton, MN

#13 Sep 16, 2009
Kinda easy to figure out who's living off our tax payers money, isn't it?
Anja Em

Dayton, MN

#14 Sep 16, 2009
Check your reading comprehension.

I said improve the environment they are living in.
Hey Now

Plymouth, MN

#15 Sep 16, 2009
Anja Em wrote:
Check your reading comprehension.
I said improve the environment they are living in.
Don't waste your time with Golf Guy. He's an idiot!!
Anja Em

Dayton, MN

#16 Sep 16, 2009
'k. I thought he was just impaired somehow. Heh.

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