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Argument starts with bike-riding lessons, ends with a neighbor pulling a shotgun

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Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for a child. It usually doesn’t involve shotguns.

It did last week in Rosemount, though, and that has landed 61-year-old Gary Eugene Drake in trouble with the law.


According to a complaint filed May 29 in the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Drake became upset May 25 while watching a neighbor teach his 7-year-old daughter to ride her bike. Drake later told police he didn’t like the way the man was treating his daughter.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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