- Aug 18, 2015
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ClaimIn January 2013, future U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested on suspicion of trespass in Minneapolis.
The article included what appeared to be an authentic police report. The first two pages matched a document provided to Snopes by Minneapolis city officials, which detailed that Minneapolis police Officers Oscar Macias and Bill Peterson arrested Omar at the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, just after midnight on 19 January 2013. She was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor trespass under Section 609.605 of the Minnesota Statutes and booked into Hennepin County Jail.
A brief description of the arrest stated that:
“[Omar] was given repeated opportunities to leave the hotel on her own free will, however she refused to leave even after being verbally trespassed by uniformed Minneapolis police officers and informed that she would be placed under arrest for trespassing. [Omar] was booked at HCJ [Hennepin County jail] in order to prevent further criminal conduct.”
Playtime, I fully expect you to sputter and fume and insist this is different. Somehow. It just is!!
no it's not different. yet, one wonders - did she show up when summoned to court or flip off the judge?
were there multiple arrests or did she learn her lesson?