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article imageVigilante Farmer Charged After Chasing Thief

By Tar De Moutonnoir     Feb 2, 2007 in Crime
A Minnesota farmer who chased down a thief and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived now faces a more serious charge than the thief himself.
74 year old Kenneth Englund was charged with second degree assault after he chased after a thief and threatened him and a female friend with a shotgun. The thief is being charged with a misdemeanor for making off with about $5 worth of gasoline from Englund's neighbor. The angry farmer called the sheriff's office on his cell phone while chasing them down and asked is he could "blow them away."
Sheriff Mike Ammend said people can't take the law into their own hands, and that Englund's actions were "an invitation to a shootout. There's so many things that could have gone wrong here. Englund pleaded not guilty, and was released without bail pending the trial. 350 people attending a fundraiser circulated a petition on his behalf supporting him.
Well it says there was no police force in that town so he kinda took things into his own hands, sounds like he was having a bad though to go nuts like he did.
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