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Crazy People Are Dangerous

Posted on | January 10, 2024 | Comments Off on Crazy People Are Dangerous

In 2019, Adam Garcia was arrested in Minnesota:

In October 2019 at the University of Minnesota, a student was studying in the medical library at Diehl Hall when he grew uneasy by Garcia watching him. After speaking with security, the student was stabbed in the leg from behind by a hypodermic needle.
The criminal complaint said when police found a man matching the description of the attacker, later identified as Garcia, he pulled out a long knife and fought with officers. One officer was wounded by the knife.
After it was learned Garcia was positive for Hepatitis C, the student and the officer were both prescribed preventative medications. . . .
After that incident, Garcia was temporarily civilly committed with a doctor pointing to “methamphetamine-induced psychotic disorder,” among other mental and chemical dependency disorders. A judge wrote Garcia “poses a substantial likelihood of causing physical harm” as a result.

Despite these grievous felonies, Garcia was discharged from probation in late 2022, just three years later. Nor was this an isolated incident. Garcia has had 46 separate criminal charges in the past five years, and that was before what happened in November:

Authorities have charged a Minneapolis man with murder, alleging he fatally stabbed another man at a bus stop in Edina last week.
Adam Garcia, 32, faces one count of second-degree murder in connection with the killing of 62-year-old Chris Lundegaard, according to court documents filed in Hennepin County. . . .
Edina police officers were at the Cub Foods on York Avenue when the stabbing occurred outside, according to a criminal complaint. They went to the bus stop to investigate and found Lundegaard “bleeding from multiple stab wounds,” the complaint states. Officers attempted to save his life before he was taken to a hospital, where he later died. A medical examiner identified five stab wounds, two to Lundegaard’s chest.
Officers found the suspect, identified as Garcia, at the scene and detained him while they reviewed surveillance video and spoke to witnesses.
The video showed “a confrontation” between Garcia and Lundegaard at the bus stop, the complaint states. Lundegaard tried multiple times to get away from Garcia, but Garcia allegedly would not leave Lundegaard alone. At one point, according to the complaint, there was a “scuffle” between the two that ended with Lundegaard “knocked to the ground.” . . .
Court records show Garcia has a criminal record that includes several convictions over the past four years for burglary, assault, trespassing and property damage.

How was this guy on the street? He should have been in a padded cell, strapped into a straitjacket and given twice daily dose of Thorazine for the rest of his life. What part of “substantial likelihood of causing physical harm” do I need to explain here? And now this:

The suspect in November’s seemingly random, deadly stabbing at an Edina Bus stop was back in court Monday. . . .
Adam Garcia asked the judge for a speedy trial on charges that he murdered Chris Lundegaard the night before Thanksgiving.
But judge Peter Cahill told Garcia, who has a long history of mental health issues, that he will first need to be evaluated to see if he’s competent to stand trial.

Padded cell, straitjacket, etc. This dangerous kook should never be allowed in public again.  Crazy People Are Dangerous.



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