Man flees Stillwater police on foot

A 31-year-old man was cited for various infractions after being confronted by police when allegedly causing a disturbance at the Americas Best Value Inn in Stillwater Jan. 7.

Stillwater police responded to the hotel around 4 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the man running from them through the hotel. The man was described by hotel staff as having a vodka bottle in his jacket and being very intoxicated. Hotel staff also told police that he was very rude and abrasive to members of the staff

Officers chased him through the hotel and approached him. Then the man took off on foot again. He failed to stop after being instructed several times to do so, then fell in the parking lot, police reports say.

Police told the man to show them his hands, and he threw the vodka bottle on the ground.

The man was handcuffed and cited for disorderly conduct, fleeing police and having an open container of alcohol in public.

Police reports state that the man told officers he was homeless and had been staying in several different places recently and had been waiting for a girl in front of room 227.

Police determined his claim was false, because the room was rented out to one of the construction workers for the St. Croix Crossing bridge, and the facts didn’t correlate to the man’s story.

Compiled by Avery Cropp – avery.cropp@ecm-inc.com

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