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Report: Man Now Wants To Remove 'Threatening' Tattoo

A story in the Pioneer Press says a St. Louis Park man who was charged with using body art to threaten a police officer now wants to get rid of it.

A St. Louis Park man was charged last year with threatening a police officer with a tattoo. 

A story in the Pioneer Press says the man's defense attorney told a judge on Jan. 15 that he and the defendant, Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr., are "exploring ways to remove the homemade tattoo."

According to the criminal complaint signed by Minneapolis Police Lt. Michael Fossum, police learned on Oct. 30 that Jenkins, a member of the Bloods street gang, had posted a picture on his Facebook page of a tattoo on his left bicep.

The tattoo depicts a person holding a semi-automatic handgun, with the barrel of the gun partially in the mouth of a pig. The pig is wearing a police hat and uniform with a patch on the right shoulder with a police badge number and a nameplate under the patch with the first initial and last name of a Minneapolis police officer who is part of the department’s gang investigation team.

Below the name are the words “[Expletive] the police,” according to the complaint.

The officer interpreted Jenkins’ Facebook posting as a “direct threat on his life,” the complaint says.

Jenkins’ criminal record includes a 2009 conviction for aggravated first-degree robbery.

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