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10 Drunk Guests in SLP Condo Earn Neighbors', Cops' Ire

Man with slurred speech claims he was one of few sober people in apartment.

You can bet this man's neighbors won't be inviting him to any potlucks any time soon.

In the early hours of Jan. 16, a resident of a condo building in the 5900 block of Oxford St. called St. Louis Park police on her neighbor. Around 10 people in the man's apartment were making a racket, she said, and this wasn't the first time. The man habitually brought home noisy groups after bar close, she claimed, and she would have none of it this time.

When police arrived, they had to pound on the unit's door to get the 27-year old resident to answer. According to a report they later filed, officers could smell alcohol on the man's breath, his eyes were bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. He told officers he was one of the few sober people in the unit. When officers explained the city's noise ordinances and warned the group to quiet down, several guests—who had just returned from watching a Vikings game at the American Legion—became "antagonistic" and laughed at officers. 

Before they had even returned to their squad car, officers said the noise level from the apartment was even louder than before they had made contact with the group. When they returned and ordered the guests to leave, several refused until officers cited the man for noise violations, at which point they began to trickle out.

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Blake Sanborn January 27, 2013 at 04:13 AM
Sounds like a good party!
Woodsen January 28, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Libel! Slander! If I had to write an article about you Mr. writer man, it would say that you're very negative. The headline might read 'Most wrongest writer in the world writes story that shouldn't be a story. Tax payer money not being well spent on the boys (and girl) in blue'.
Dennis Gergerson January 28, 2013 at 07:40 PM
You left out the part where you tell us how many cats this very watchful neighbor has. My guess is 10+. Mr. investigative journalist, please find this out so we can save these poor kitty's!
Wayne Supertramp May 01, 2013 at 05:01 AM
I nominate this article for 'Story of the Year!'

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