These punk thugs should be beaten within an inch of their lives, and then be deported to Rwanda! Let’s see how long they last over there! America doesn’t need these kind of diseases walking her streets. Time to ship them out!
MINNEAPOLIS – A man who was beaten and them robbed by several people this past Sunday is calling for more safety in downtown Minneapolis.
Bruce Evans knows how lucky he is today to be alive.
“I’m completely fortunate that it wasn’t worse. I had to get 21 stitches. And two front teeth were chipped out,” Evans said.
Evans was walking home from a charity event near 8th St. and Hennepin Ave. early Sunday morning when he was attacked by six people.
Court records say Derrick Houston hit Evans in the head – knocking him down and out.
Then, while on the ground and unconscious, several others rifled through his pants, taking his money.
A Minneapolis police spokesperson says officers arrested five people shortly after, and so far, four have been charged, including Houston.
Evans says the last thing he remembers is seeing a pool of blood and two men wrapping their shirts around his head.
Evans thanked the Good Samaritans.
“They were amazing,” he said. “I had guardian angels.”
He added he doesn’t want to see this happen to anyone else.
“There’s a problem on Hennepin and the Theater District area. People do not feel safe walking in that area,” Evans said.
He believes people should not be allowed to loiter as much as they do, and thinks better lighting would help things.
Councilman Jacob Frey represents the district just to the north.
He says getting people out of the area around bar closing time is one of the issues.
“We do need a wholesale approach of how we handle the witching hours of 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., ” Frey said.
Councilwoman Lisa Goodman represents the area where the attack happened.
She declined to comment on camera, but told KARE 11 she’s only received one complaint from a business with concerns.
The Minneapolis Police Department and Mayor Betsy Hodges also declined to talk on camera, but police spokesperson says they have added patrols in the area, specifically 60 officers during bar time, not to mention Metro Transit officers and Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies in the area.