Six arrested at Valleyfair for allegedly assaulting father who defended his daughter

Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:13 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Six men remain in the Scott County jail following what police call a brutal assault on a father trying to protect his daughter. After one of them men allegedly touched or grabbed the father's 12-year-old daughter, the men ambushed the man, causing severe head injuries.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:33 PM
I hate people sometimes.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:46 PM
They should revoke their state citizenship for not being Minnesota Nice.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 2:56 PM
One would think such an attack would constitute attempted manslaughter, or something along those lines.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:09 PM
Drop the 8 of them off under Steel Venom for a few hours.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 4:10 PM
Or just toss their hats under the ride....

Let's hope they throw the book at these hooligans.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 4:48 PM
May they be joyously and frequently raped in prison.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 5:47 PM
Way to chimp out. Somebody needs to wrap a rope around their necks and a power tower seat, stake their feet to the ground, and launch it up.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:19 PM
Woah guys –– what they did was horrible, but capital punishment isn't the answer.

On a separate note, hopefully amusement park whistle blowers don't proclaim thrill ride adrenaline incites violence.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:48 PM
I hope these scumbags are removed from our society.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:06 PM
Truly despicable. May they get the book thrown at each and every one of them.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:58 PM
I think you mean "a brick," not "the book." :)
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:34 AM
Capital Punishment is always the answer. Or just give them life in "It's a Small World".
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:37 AM
Obviously these men have something wrong with them that nothing is going to fix. I agree, put 'em in prison and tie their hands to their ankles, cuz they deserve at LEAST some ruined buttholes.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:16 AM
Is it just me or does it seem like some details are left out...when does a father defending his daughter result in him getting jumped? That seems really weird out of context.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:32 AM
>> when does a father defending his daughter result in him getting jumped

Happens more often than you think. If he tries to stop what one of their buddies is doing, the rest of the gang jumps him.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:14 AM
MNguy.

I don't know if you have kids but...Should it be your 12 yr old daughter getting slapped on the ass buy these ignorant F's? And then YOU get yours kicked in for defending her?

DUMN JOKE too. Way to represent our state. Thinking like that means there are no repercussion to anyones actions. I'm no right wing fanatic but c'mon. These a$$holes deserve to get stomped like they did to that father.

It makes me think...THINK of keeping a baseball bat in my trunk when I go to VF now just to feel safe.

A fight broke out over a girl in the lot last time I was there. I will only imply that the two guys were probably not local, and she was. It took a while before security even decided to show up. Alot can happen in that time like it did the other day.

Funny thing is one of the accused lives in my burb. I wish I knew what he looks like. Thanks to them posting bail they might have all gone back to Chicago or wherever they are really from.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:53 PM
WildThingNative-

No, I don't have kids; I'm in college. I NEVER advocated that they should get off clean, but I do propone that such punishment, if to be used at all, must be reserved for heinous murders. I don't say this often, but I'm entirely right on this based on the recent Supreme Court decision regarding outlawing capital punishment for pedophiles, people who usually do worse things to children than what these men did. [The Supreme Court's decision, by the way, is something I very much support because it puts more pedophiles to jail because children abused by their parents will be more likely to testify when they know their testimony won't cause the DEATH of their parent.]

Of course, if I were in the father's situation my emotions would probably get the best of me. But as Drew Westen, a psychologist at Emory University posits, letting our emotions rule threatens our veru survival because we lose our logic that has been one vital to our nation's survival. [Of course, he doesn't say it so sensationally, but that's basically what he says.] And there ARE repercussions; just not death. And even if you were right wing, you'd also be a supporter of lower taxes, which conflicts with capital punishment because CP costs more than providing life sentences. [http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?did=108].

Represent our state? I think I represent our state well and enhance it. Given that most high school students graduating in MN elect to stay in MN for college, I think I represent my state well by choosing to leave this highly isolated, homogeneous, and exclusive state in an attempt to mitigate such deleterious intrinsic characteristics. In many ways, MN is like New York. Though this comparison uses some generalizations, we, as Minnesotans, ostensibly believe that nothing valuable exists outside our state (or certainly the Midwest) and consequently don't bother to verify our beliefs. Though NY is highly diverse and could almost be considered a city-state, MN is highly homogeneous, so while New Yorkers can get away with their ignorance (at least somewhat), Minnesotans can't.

Sorry for the long post.

By the way, my second little aside I thought was relevant given the great sensationalist media. Had the cable intravenous drip not hopped on the New Yorker cover page making fun at all the ridiculous stereotypes about Obama, only the readers of the New Yorker would have gotten it, and the rest of America, those most prone to believe such stereotypes, wouldn't have heard a thing.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 1:37 PM
Another sad day for a nice day at a park.
What is wrong with people?

Jeff: liked the MN Nice comment. (Fargo was a great movie.)

i agree with OhioSkater: mayb bubba love them long time.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008 3:30 PM
Death? No. A couple years in prison and subject to prison love? YES.

I bet a ton of people just stood there and watched to. Call me an ass or stupid but I would have not stood there and watched this man get beat up. Yeah, I probably would have got my but kicked being outnumbered but I just can't stand by and watch a man get beat with his daughter most likely watching and crying. Makes me sick. I hope they get a sex offender status as well being that they smacked her rear. Have fun explaining that the rest of your life at job interviews.

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