A man who allegedly tried to leave without paying for work done by a Spring Lake Park business on his vehicle faces two felony charges in Anoka County District Court.
Michael Arnell King, 32, St. Paul, is due back in court Nov. 8 on terroristic threats and third-degree assault charges.
He posted $3,000 bail following his arraignment Oct. 9.
Spring Lake Park Police responded to G Body Custom Cars Oct. 1 where an employee reported she had been injured while trying to stop a customer she knew as “Mike” leaving in a vehicle without paying for the work that had been done, while threatening to return and shoot up the place.
The woman alleged that the cost of the work on the man’s car totaled $685 and when she fetched the vehicle for him and left it running, he got in and started to drive off without paying.
The complaint alleges that the woman attempted to stop him by getting in the driver’s side, but he pushed her out and she hurt her left leg.
The man then allegedly got out of the car, yelled that he would come back with a gun, and drove off in another vehicle.
Using driver’s license and vehicle registration information, police were able to identify the suspect as King, according to the complaint.
From a photo line-up, the woman allegedly identified King as the suspect who had driven off without paying and made the threats.
The woman was diagnosed with a fractured bone in her foot.
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