John Anderson charged in iguana-driven stabbing
Wade Burnside apparently made the mistake of getting between Tisha Keller's pet iguana and John Leslie Anderson on Sunday in Alexandria: Burnside's recovering at the Hennepin County Medical Center after suffering a stab wound delivered by a 12-inch knife, and Anderson has been charged with first- and second degree assault and is being held in the Douglas County jail.
The iguana? We're not sure.
Here's what the cops say happened, according to the Alexandria Echo Press and WCCO: Keller had moved out of her Alexandria apartment after not paying rent, but had left her pet iguana and its fish tank home. On Sunday, her friend Burnside went over to the apartment to pick up the reptile. There, he was confronted by Anderson, 49, of Minneapolis, who was staying at the apartment as the guest of another tenant.
The iguana wasn't going anywhere, Anderson told Burnside,19. They got into a fight. The cops were called. But before officers got to the home, the iguana's fish tank had been tossed around and broken, and Burnside had been stabbed.
The Echo Press says Burnside's in satisfactory condition at HCMC.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- UnitedHealth is getting even richer on Obamacare
Sun., Sep. 20, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 26, 2:30pm
Sun., Sep. 27, 12:00pm
Sat., Oct. 3, 7:00pm
- The Top 10 T-shirts of the Minnesota State Fair
- Top 5 Hate Mails of the Week: With new & improved fecal insults!