Minn. man asks to use apartment bathroom, beats resident with cane

A 31-year-old Duluth man with a cane first sought a little kindness from a stranger, asking a 49-year-old apartment resident if he could come in to use the bathroom, police said. But then the guest tried to steal a few things, police said, and when the resident confronted him, he beat the resident with the cane. Police said they arrived to find the man belligerent and used a Taser to subdue him.
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A 31-year-old Duluth man with a cane first sought a little kindness from a stranger, asking a 49-year-old apartment resident if he could come in to use the bathroom, police said. But then the guest tried to steal a few things, police said, and when the resident confronted him, he beat the resident with the cane. Police said they arrived to find the man belligerent and used a Taser to subdue him.

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