post by John Hoff
I have been informed by the Hennepin County Prosecutor that Anthony John Ellis, who slashed the face of Park Commissioner Jon Olson while acting stupid and intoxicated, has pled guilty in the attack. No plea deal was offered; Ellis simply elected to do the right thing and save everybody the trouble of a trial. This is the first solid act of good citizenship I've heard of by Anthony Ellis and I can only hope he rehabilitates himself and emerges a better person. More than once I've been told this action was "out of character" for Ellis.
I should add that I met Jon Olson a couple weeks ago at Tootie's. Olson's wounds have healed amazingly well due to the...
...god-given talent of skilled surgeons. Some scars are visible, but these are very subtle and apparently more work on Olson's face will be performed to reduce even these minor reminders of the injuries.
Olson admitted to having at least one moment of intense anger over the slashing incident, but mostly he is at peace and happy to be alive. Olson was more interested in telling me about exciting developments with a natural swimming pool being constructed in North Minneapolis.
I hope to have a full report on that in the near future.