Bottle Battle

On March 25, shortly before 2 a.m., Mendota Heights police officer Jeffory VonFeldt was conducting a routine walk through at Moose Country when he observed two males being escorted out of the bar. One of them, the officer couldn't help but notice, was covered with blood.

According to a criminal complaint filed last week in Dakota County District Court, Vonfeldt discovered that the shorter of the two men, 26-year-old Michael Anthony Tonn, had struck his fellow bar patron with a beer bottle. The victim had a four-inch gash across his forehead. Paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital.

Upon being detained, Tonn allegedly informed the officer that he'd hit the victim with the bottle because the man had grabbed his ass. He's charged with third-degree assault. The West St. Paul resident could not be reached for comment.