Crime blotter: beheading in the suburbs

On November 26, at 3:34 a.m, Eagan police officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute. According to a criminal complaint subsequently filed in Dakota County District Court, officers discovered that Nathan David Andersen had kicked over a bird cage during the altercation. He then proceeded to tear the head off the bird (breed unspecified) with his hands. The animal, according to the criminal complaint, was kept as a pet. Andersen, a 24-year-old Eagan resident, has been charged with one count of animal cruelty.