'Last Place' Owner Says Shoulder Broken in Assault

Posted at: 07/11/2013 1:25 PM | Updated at: 07/11/2013 10:27 PM
By: Alan Hoglund, Maarja Anderson


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The owner of downtown Duluth's Last Place on Earth tells Eyewitness News he has four stitches in his face and a broken shoulder bone because of an altercation outside his store Wednesday night.

Jim Carlson says customers he no longer allows in the store started kicking at the front door along Superior Street after police left the area. He said his girlfriend tried to record them on her cell phone but they left.

The group came back while his girlfriend was smoking a cigarette outside with her dog, according to Carlson. He says he intervened when at least one person from the group started kicking the dog and threatened to beat her up.

He says several squad cars arrived on the scene, including Police Chief Gordon Ramsay.

Jim Hansen with the Duluth Police Department said six squad cars responded to the scene shortly after 11:00 o'clock Wednesday night. He said a 34-year-old Duluth woman will be charged with 5th degree assault.

The investigation is ongoing.

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