Even elderly women are knocked to the ground and severely wounded by unrepentant young thugs who then cash in on their grandmother’s purse stuffed with Christmas money. She will be Arlene Ferguson, 85, attacked December 22 outside Aldi .’s grocery store on West Saturday Street in St. Paul. She suffered a heart attack and a head injury.
Vulnerable people are in trouble in this town, because this town is not as safe as it used to be. This town is crawling with repeat offenders that are essentially unattributed. Thugs and their crimes are not valued as much as the so-called progressive virtues that signal district attorneys, prosecutors, legislators, and others in the “system” to believe this is just Children need rest.
They do great things with that respite. They steal cars. They steal, use guns. They cheated grandma with her Christmas money. They do these things with the respite that has been given to them knowing they can get away with almost anything because the people in charge are the wrong layoffs.
The people in charge had put us in jeopardy. And not only at night when thugs can hide in the dark, but during the day because thugs don’t even care to hide anymore.
A mother and her 3-year-old were on Grand Avenue just recently. They are running errands. Mom noticed a car near her with three people in it, all three wearing ski masks. Grand Avenue is not near Lutsen.
Mom trusted her vibe and got out of there. She drove home on the 700th block of Osceola Avenue and entered the garage around 9:30 a.m., only to realize that she was being followed by three guys who had terrified her. They blocked her. One of the brave young men pointed a gun at her and demanded her wallet and keys. He tried to drive her car away while she was still trying to get her baby out of the car seat.
Only a mad mother can save her child. And she did. It’s very difficult to kick a child out of a car seat when you don’t have a gun pointed at you.
Within hours, all three were arrested following a manhunt involving five law enforcement agencies. They are Isaiah Jamal Foster, 18, of Richfield, and a 17 year old boy and a 14 year old boy, all with convictions, yes even the 14 year old boy, convicted last spring . Level 1 aggravated robbery and simple robbery. The car they showed up in Osceola? Stolen in another robbery.
Now, sometimes the police get lucky. A seemingly unrelated story 81-year-old Judy Stuthman outside a Walgreens store at 1110 Larpenteur Ave. two days before Christmas included a photograph of the suspect taken from surveillance video. Stuthman was walking into the store – the silhouette of Arlene Ferguson, but another unprovoked attack – when she felt her wallet being yanked. She tried. Her purse was jerked and she fell down. She woke up in the ambulance. At United Hospital, she was diagnosed with a concussion. She fell at the hospital due to dizziness and broke her pelvis, requiring surgery.
Tinikia Latasha Jones saw the suspect’s photo in the newspaper and recognized her son. She called the police.
“I’m 100% sure that (the suspect in the photo) is my son,” Jones told police.
“Isaiah Foster,” she said.
Foster’s criminal record is too long to detail, but in 2020 he is parole until December 31, 2023. On July 8, 2021, he was ordered to be sent to China. West Central Area Juvenile Center in Moorhead, Minn., As soon as the bed became available because Judge Jeannice Reding of Hennepin County declared that Foster “would jeopardize the safety of the community and would not be placed under house arrest with his legal guardian.”
The judge was right. Hennepin County court documents do not specify why Foster is not in custody at this time.
Maybe someone thinks he needs to rest one more time.
https://www.twincities.com/2022/01/08/soucheray-the-vulnerable-are-in-trouble-in-this-town/ Vulnerable people are in trouble in this town – Twin Cities