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Police: Pick-up Lines Gone Wrong for Woodbury Man

A Woodbury man reported that his brother was assaulted in downtown Stillwater last weekend after he apparently tried using some pick-up lines on a woman at Rafters Bar and Grill.

A Woodbury man reported that his brother was assaulted last weekend after he apparently tried using some pick-up lines on a woman at Rafters Bar and Grill in downtown Stillwater.

Following a brief investigation, however, it was determined that the 26-year-old Woodbury man started the confrontation and was later kicked out of the bar. No arrests were made.

According to the police report filed on Nov. 24:

Stillwater police were called to Rafters on a report of an assault. When an officer arrived, the 26-year-old man who was allegedly assaulted was sitting near his brother—who reported the incident—but didn’t appear “interested in reporting or discussing the incident.”

Rafters security told police that the man was involved in a confrontation after he made lewd comments to a woman at the bar.

The woman’s boyfriend, a 30-year-old North St. Paul man, confronted the Woodbury man—who apologized for his comments—and then insulted the woman again.

At that time, the two men fell to the floor in an altercation. Security quickly separated the men, and kicked the Woodbury man out of the bar.

During the confrontation, the Woodbury man said buttons were ripped off of his shirt and his necklace was broken.

The Woodbury man told police he didn’t wish to pursue assault charges, but was “adamant” that he wanted the North St. Paul man to pay $50 for ripping his shirt and breaking his necklace.

The Woodbury brothers were then told to leave the bar.

ControlledBurn November 27, 2012 at 08:18 PM
My favorite part is how the security did their job, the establishment policed their patrons, but since the cops showed up this would count as a tally. 9 more and its fines and liquor license revocation. Seems like a fair deal to me, I'll be sure to contact the police the next time I'm at a bar and an altercation occurs... unless I want that bar to stay in business and then I won't.
Steph November 27, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I was waiting for your commentary about that subject, sir. Agreed.
Scott in Wisconsin November 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM
A very timely retort Mr. Grose. Perhaps the city should consider fining the boneheads involved in the altercation as opposed to the business owners who controlled the situation properly.
Randy Marsh November 27, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I have to believe the line(s) that started this whole disturbance work between 95% and 98% of the time so you probably have to blame the woman for starting this whole dust up because she wouldn't play along. I know my batting average was always quite good with "is it hot in here or is just you". Failing that, I rarely had to go beyond "I hear your ankles are having a party, you want to invite your pants down". Then again, not everyone has my charm, which is probably why this escalated out of control so quickly. I guess the only recourse is for bars to outlaw pick-up lines before the city council overreacts and does something irrational.
ControlledBurn November 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM
^^^I really can't express how much I love your comments.
Scott in Wisconsin November 28, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Yes but keep in mind Randy your from the make belive land of Southpark where those lines would work. When I read the original article about the guy complaining that his necklace was broken I could'nt help but think good for you Dantana your odds will probably improve for next time.
Karen November 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM
The men "fell to the floor in an altercation"? Why are so many people assaulting each other here?
Randy Marsh November 28, 2012 at 06:11 PM
The guy was wearing a gold chain and claims to have lost a button (I'm sure it was never used in order to show off all that marvelous chest hair) but I think what the investigation will uncover is that heavy amounts of bad cologne are often to blame for adult males throwing their weight around. I'm sure the city council will also be addressing this epidemic very soon.
Shawn Hogendorf November 28, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Here's another report that touches on the idea of something happening on Water Street, in which police were called to a specific establishment as a reference point: http://stillwater.patch.com/articles/police-investigate-report-of-assault-on-water-street-in-downtown-stillwater
limeex2 November 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
This isn't funny! Someone who deserved a good butt kicking can not be held accountable for his actions, I mean this is America. What we need is the City Counsel to allocate $20,000 for a study to find out who, other than the actual people responsible for this, should be held to blame. At the same time, Randy I believe your on to something, They outlawed cigarettes in bars because of the health risks involved. Bad pick up lines, gold chains and bad cologne should be next,as they too are bad for ones health.
Nancy Tomlinson November 29, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Don't be blamin' the wimmen folk here! We have to listen to these inane pick-up lines (as evidenced by Randy, above.) Maybe in addition to the items listed by limeex2 being banned, guys should get a testosterone lowering shot before entering a watering hole, and have their mouths outfitted with duct tape.
Randy Marsh November 29, 2012 at 01:40 AM
I think I can read between the lines of what you're getting at Nancy. Most people call me Randy, but you can call me tonight. I had noticed you earlier and assumed you were wearing space pants, because your ass is out of this world.
Susan November 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Randy, I think I'd rather call you Never, and they're actually baseball pants...way out of your league. All in the spirit of boredom and fun!
limeex2 November 29, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Nancy...I wholeheartedly agree with you.
Randy Marsh November 29, 2012 at 02:27 AM
You're killin' my batting average, Susan. Those have worked on all of my ex wives.
Susan November 29, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Oh, now you may have changed my mind... A "repeatedly divorced", milf loving,conservative woman hating, verbal raping, foul mouthed troll is what turns me on the most! Without the divorces I thought you were just silly, now I may have to reconsider.
Randy Marsh November 29, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Take repeatedly divorced and troll out of there and I'd swear you've been spying on me.
Susan November 29, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Only following the trail of crumbs on the Patch comments social network. So first you say "all of my ex wives" and then "take repeatedly divorced...out of there". I have to say that I also love the hypocrites AND the confused, so whichever it is, it is a wondrous thing. You become more compelling by the moment.
Randy Marsh November 29, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Happily married to the same woman for more than a quarter century, Susan. You really need to trademark that facetious font.
Susan November 29, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Haha, I'll have to come up with an app for that and the sarcasm font. I didn't win the lottery so maybe that will be my retirement plan. I was working at the computer last night and looking for distractions. I tried to remember all the colorful adjectives thrown at you recently. To be honest, I look forward to your wit on the local issues - and the confused responses of those who don't understand it. :)
Christine Thole November 30, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Those two brothers sound like a couple of "wild and crazy guys!"
Jim Hurley December 02, 2012 at 01:07 AM
This is why I love the Stillwater Patch. LOL

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