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UPDATED, JULY 9, 2013, THE CHARGES WERE DROPPED AND RIGG CLARK BRIGGS IS LEGALLY INNOCENT)
Rick Clark Briggs is accused of picking up a woman at a bar on Lyndale Ave., bringing her to a home at 4651 Queen Ave. N., raping her, then sending her away in a Blue and White taxi. Taxi records linked the incident to the house at 4651 Queen Ave. N. and the victim was able to identify the suspect.
Reading the criminal complaint, click here, it's like a textbook example of date rape. The disturbing details are in the complaint and I'll not replicate them here. But please note there is a typo in the complaint. Briggs' address is "Minneapolis," not "Minnetonka."
Looking more deeply into the address where the incident reportedly happened, 4651 Queen Ave. N. does not appear to be a problem property based upon my internet search. There is quite a history of yard sales at the property, often involving the sale of plants. The home is owned by a woman with the same surname as Rick Clark Briggs. So when Briggs told the victim they were going to his mama's house, well, that part was apparently true.
But, according to the criminal complaint, mama wasn't home.
And while mama wasn't home, Briggs allegedly...
Well, um, read the criminal complaint.