Man pleads guilty following squirt gun attack on Minneapolis Pedal Pub


A man has been convicted following a water balloon and squirt gun attack on a Minneapolis Pedal Pub earlier this summer.

John Rock Jr., 25, of Shakopee, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct Monday, according to court records. As a result of the plea, other charges, including assault and disorderly conduct involving fighting or brawling, were dropped, WCCO notes.

Rock was ordered to pay $395 in restitution and received a stayed 45-day jail sentence (if he doesn't violate terms of his one-year probation, he won't have to spend time in jail), records show.

"It was a dumb mistake intended for fun, and the rest of the world thought otherwise," Rock told the Star Tribune Wednesday.

Rock was among five people charged in connection with the May 23 incident, in which witnesses say a group used squirt guns and water balloons to attack passengers as they moved through Minneapolis on the Pedal Pub.

Some of the passengers included off-duty Burnsville police officers, who held down the suspects until police arrived at the scene.

Charges against the other four were dropped because of lack of evidence, reports note. While charges against Rock remained because there was more evidence against him. (Read the criminal complaint here.)

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