Teens ding-dong-ditch Pawlenty's house, trooper injured in chase

Three teens did the oh-so-original ding-dong-ditch prank at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's family home in Eagan and their little joke ended with one State Patrol trooper in the hospital.

The teens allegedly rung the bell and took off around 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to officials. When the trooper arrived, he chased the teens away from the home and fell. He injured his hip and had to be transported to Region's Hospital in St. Paul. He was released that day.

At least one of the suspects was taken into custody and eventually released to parents.

Pawlenty, his wife and their two daughters split time between their Eagan home and the governor''s mansion in St. Paul.

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