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Second person charged for September Dairy Queen robbery

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Second person charged for September Dairy Queen robbery
Rosemount Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

The Dakota County Attorney's office has filed charges against a second individual in connection with an unusual robbery last September at Rosemount's Dairy Queen.

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The Dakota County Attorney's office charged Kerri Nicole Bean, 23, of Cannon Falls, with aggravated robbery and terroristic threats in connection with a Sept. 20 incident in which Bean's fiance used a threat of a bomb to take more than $1,000 from the restaurant. Bean and her fiance, Kyle Milhaupt, later told police they had been carjacked and forced to commit the robbery.

Milhaupt was charged in September with aggravated robbery and terroristic threats.

Police responded to the call at 9:41 p.m. and found Kyle Milhaupt and Bean a short time later at the corner of Biscayne Avenue and Bloomfield Path.

Both told similar stories of being carjacked, beaten and forced to commit the robbery. But when police questioned Beanabout discrepancies between the two versions of events, she told a different story.

According to the complaint, Bean told police she and Milhaupt had planned to go out to dinner and get dessert when Milhaupt suggested they get dessert first. They went to the Dairy Queen, and Milhaupt went inside. Bean told police she did not know anything about the robbery until after it had happened. She told police Milhaupt came back to the car, told her to move to the passenger seat and told her he "had taken care of all of their concerns," according to a complaint filed this week in the Dakota County Attorney's office.

Milhaupt reportedly told employees at the Dairy Queen he was being forced by another individual to commit the robbery.

After they left the Dairy Queen the pair drove to Bloomfield Path, where Milhaupt asked for Bean's undershirt, then told her to walk down the road. He said if he didn't meet her she should knock on a door, ask to call 911 and tell the homeowner she'd been carjacked.

Bean later took police to the area on Bloomfield path where the money had been stashed. In the time since the arrest a thunderstorm had blown much of the cash around the neighborhood. According to the complaint, police recovered $871 of the $1,048 that was stolen.

Police took Bean to the hospital for injuries she claimed to have received from the kidnappers, but doctors found no evidence she was hurt. There was also no evidence Bean was pregnant, as she had claimed.

Milhaupt has a lengthy record including vehicle thefts and burglary attempts. The 27-year-old has been civilly committed three times -- once in 1999, again in 2001 and most recently in 2007.

If convicted on the robbery charge, a felony, Bean could face up to 20 years in jail and fines of up to $35,000. The terroristic threats charge, also a felony, has a maximum sentence of five years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

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