figure Mark Andrew, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and
Criticism and public safety exception to copyright, blog post by John
If you haven't already read the dramatic story of how second place Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew confronted and battled with a trio of cell phone thieves at Mall of America, click here for the Star Tribune article or (if you dislike annoying Star Tribune pop-ups as much as this blogger) click here for the CBS Minnesota story.
Andrew had his cell phone snatched while sitting at Starbucks in MOA, a place where I have often sat with my own teenage son; both of us occupied with our laptops. When Mark Andrew ran after the youth that snatched the cell phone, two other youth got into a physical altercation with him, apparently trying to cut off Andrew's pursuit. Andrew was struck in the head with some kind of metal baton and required stitches but his two assailants, 17 and 18, were arrested. The baton may have been a collapsable metal "asp" type like that found in the purse of the younger alleged assailant.
The cell phone was dropped by the thief and returned by a passerby. Passersby were otherwise too fearful to get involved in the incident.
Here, linked, is a criminal complaint in the possession of the Star Tribune for Letaija Shapree Cutler-Cain, (DOB 11/7/95) the older of the two accused assailants. For some reason the Star Tribune saw fit to redact her address so JNS blog will be correcting that little error in journalistic judgment, as follows...
As near as I can determine from the Hennepin County Jail Roster, the address of Cutler-Cain is 7908 Lee Avenue, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. This address comes up as 7908 Lee Avenue NORTH in a search of Hennepin County property. It is a non-homestead property, most likely a rental, owned by Yue Liu of 233 Gleason Lake Rd, Wayzata, Minnesota.
The house sold for a mere $54,000 in 2012 but its current market value is $76,500.
As for Cutler-Cain, she is being held on $100,000 bail and facing four charges. This is not her first charge. On December 4 of this year she was arrested for disorderly conduct according to jail roster information compiled and published by LocalBlotter.com.
The best photo of the suspect can be found on City Pages, click here.