Alleged robber in custody after trying to rob men, dropping gun…
Police said [Cedrick Mitchell, age 39] entered a motel room and asked for pills from the two men inside. When they responded that they didn’t have any, Mitchell took out his gun and told the men “everything you got,” according to the Bradenton Herald.
Mitchell dropped his gun when the men began to fight with him, police say. One of the victims sprayed him with pepper spray and Mitchell ran away, authorities said.
He returned to the motel room minutes later and offered the men $40 in exchange for the gun he dropped, the Herald reported . He was pepper-sprayed in the face again.
Reports that Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom has said that this is an example of what will happen if the “Stand Your Ground” law passes are at this time unconfirmed.
It’s also unknown whether Champlin police chief David Kolb has recounted any stories of breaking into hotel rooms when he was a 10 year old boy, and wondering if a kid might get shot for that today.