Last Thursday police officers were dispatched to a residence on the 3100 block of 18th Ave. S. in Minneapolis to investigate an assault. At the scene officers met with Jovan Badillo, who claimed to have just been attacked by his girlfriend's father.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, Badillo told the cops that he went to the address to visit his girlfriend, Chelsea Weber. However, her father, Maryland Reynolds Rosenbloom--better known as Lucky Rosenbloom--answered the door.
Rosenbloom then went back inside the house before allegedly returning with a gun. According to the criminal complaint, Rosenbloom pulled the firearm from his waist area and pointed it at his daughter's boyfriend. Badillo responded by backing away from the house with his hands up, insisting that he didn't want any trouble. Rosenbloom then purportedly threw the man to the sidewalk and punched him. "I was in the army for six years," he declared. "Nothing will happen to me."
Lucky Rosenbloom is the son of St. Paul icon Jack "Tiger" Rosenbloom, who for fifty years sold candy, firewood, and various other items from his tiny shack at the corner of Dale Street and St. Anthony Ave. Tiger Jack died in 2001.
In recent years, Lucky has run unsuccessfully for numerous political offices. The 49-year-old is currently a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mark Dayton. Since his father's death, Lucky has taken over the Dale Street property, plastering the area with signs endorsing firearm ownership (particularly for women), Christianity, and the Republican Party.
Rosenbloom has been charged with second degree assault. If convicted he could face three to seven years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 fine. A call to Rosenbloom's home was not immediately returned.
Lucky Rosenbloom left me a voicemail message this afternoon stating that he will be on KSTP (AM-1500) Friday morning at approximately 9 a.m. to provide his account of this incident.