Two unrelated stories illustrate how we're living in the waning days of Babylon, though Bluestem will leave it to the conspiracist theorists among our readership to define the connective tissue in the two narratives.
Mankato Free Press crime beat reporter Dan Nienaber checks out a peculiar Nicollet County prepper story in Search of North Mankato home finds meth, arsenal, while the Fargo Forum reports in North Fargo residents cry fowl over turkey infestation (with video) that residents of Birdie Street are being held hostage by a raft of 80 wild turkeys.
Nienaber reports that a North Mankato police officer passed along an anonymous tip to the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force that 29-year-old convicted felon Michael Donald Caya was doing meth and acting crazy. The Drug Task Force recognized the name from an earlier lead that placed Caya in the Eagle Lake Mobile Home Park trading meth for guns without serial numbers.
Apparently the enterprizing Caya thought he needed the weapons for the coming Obamazombie apocalypse. The Free Press reports:
Caya, who was placed on 20 years of probation for a 2006 felony drug possession conviction in Watonwan County, was interviewed by a task force agent at the Nicollet County Jail Monday. He allegedly told the agent he thought the world was coming to an end and he thought he had to protect his family and neighbors from the government, the complaint said. Caya said he spent between $3,000 and $4,000 for the guns, bought his methamphetamine by the ounce and bought his marijuana by the pound, the agent reported.
The Watonwan County whacko was also out to save women from sex trafficking by contacting every Mankato area prostitute, taking them to hotel rooms and plying them with drugs to get them to disclose their pimp or pimps:
Caya also allegedly told the agent he had been setting up meetings with prostitutes in Mankato. He claimed he had called every escort with a Mankato link on the Backpage.com website and met them at one of two hotels in town, the agent reported. Caya denied having sex with the women, but said he would use drugs with them and talk. His plan was to identify the man in charge of the women, but he told the agent he didn’t know what he would do if he identified the man.
“(Caya) stated that, despite his drug addiction, he thought he would make a good police officer because he was a good person with good morals and ethical decisions,” the complaint said.
Despite his virtue, the authorities have not looked kindly on Caya:
Caya has been charged with nine counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, nine counts of being a felon in possession of a handgun or an assault style weapon, one count of third-degree drug possession and three counts of fifth-degree drug possession, which are all felonies. His bail was set $75,000 during his first court appearance Wednesday.
Caya's neighbors might not be protected from the government now, although they will have the option of voting for Allen Quist in the coming special election in Minnesota House District 19A.
Birds of a different feather occupy North Fargo hood
Up in North Fargo, an entirely different species of threat has prompted a neighborhood to seek government intervention. Emily Welker reports in North Fargo residents cry fowl over turkey infestation (with video):
Fargo police are looking to catch a gigantic gang of fugitives making life in a northside neighborhood a foul – or is that fowl? – experience.
A group of wild turkeys that may be as many as 80 birds strong – a rafter, as a group of turkeys is known – has infested the area a few blocks south of Edgewood Golf Course in the northeast corner of the city, near Peterson Parkway and Birdie Street.
Yes, Birdie Street.
Whether they’re attracted to the street’s name, or more likely to the nearby river and one of the city’s biggest stretches of green space, the birds and their byproducts have worn out their welcome.
Local law enforcement and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are on the case:
Fargo police Lt. Joel Vettel said the police, with the help of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, are starting a baiting and trapping process to attempt to net the birds and move them out to a more rural area.
They’ll be feeding the birds on the nearby Cardinal Muench seminary property, and they’re asking people in the neighborhood to stop feeding the birds in the meantime.
The department sent letters to residents in the area last week, informing them of their plans to deal with the turkey takeover.
Police also ask that potential onlookers remain respectful of private property and the wildlife while the trapping is going on, though Vettel admits the birds haven’t been quite so mannerly.
In addition to leaving their waste all over people’s property, he said they are capable of property damage like knocking down and destroying yard items.
Read the rest of Welker's article at the Forum and check out th video of the rafter blocking traffic.
Photo: Michael Donald Caya, from the Nicollet County Sheriff's Department (above); Turkey gang occupying North Fargo neighborhood (below, via the Fargo Forum).
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