Skip to main content

Charges: Facebook feud prompts woman to beat stranger with mini baseball bat

  • Author:
  • Updated:

An argument between two strangers on Facebook prompted a St. Paul woman to beat another woman with a mini baseball bat, Ramsey County officials say.

Bridget Olson, 31, was charged with second-degree felony assault after the Sept. 4 attack, according to a Ramsey County jail booking report. Police say she hit the other woman in the face and head about 10 times with a mini baseball bat and slammed the victim's head onto the street.

According to a criminal complaint:

The women began arguing on Facebook and the victim suggested they meet to resolve the disagreement. The complaint doesn't say what the Facebook feud was about.

Olson suggested meeting at White Bear and Ivy avenues in St. Paul. When the victim arrived, Olson was already standing in the street holding a mini baseball bat. The woman told Olson to put the bat away so they could "handle this like women."

Olson then reached inside the victim's car and hit her four or five times in the face and head with the bat, then pulled her from the car. The victim knocked the bat from Olson's hands and the two began to wrestle and roll around, before Olson straddled her and punched her in the face repeatedly.

After about a minute, Olson got up, grabbed the bat and hit the woman another four or five times in the face and head while shy was lying on the street, before getting in her mini van and driving away.

The victim followed Olson in her own car. In an attempt to stop her, she admits to tapping the bumper of Olson's van with her car.

The woman continued to follow Olson until they both stopped when they saw a police car, the Star Tribune reports. The officer noticed the woman was bleeding heavily, her face covered in blood, KARE 11 notes.

If convicted, Olson faces up to seven years in prison, according to Minnesota statutes.

The victim was not identified.

Next Up

David Ortiz

Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly

Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.

Snowmobile tracks Any Arthur Flickr

Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?

There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.

T Kline Robbinsdale City Council

Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100

The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.


What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

Peyton Manning John Randle Twitter

What was Peyton Manning doing in Minnesota?

It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."