Saturday, December 5, 2009

Minnesota Man Arrested Trespassing On His Own Property

By GARY BAUMGARTEN
Paltalk News Network


How this is possible in the United States of America is beyond my understanding.

How can one be arrested for trespassing on one's own land?

But that's exactly what happened to a Superior, Minnesota man. He and his father, who owns adjacent property, have been embroiled in a dispute with a pipeline company laying pipe across their land.

Jeremy Engelking says he was on his ATV, out hunting on his property, when he spotted a crew laying pipe.

He stopped to confront them when a sheriff's sergeant arrived and arrested him for trespassing on his land. The police say he was blocking the construction crew with his ATM.

Perhaps he was. But it is - after all - Engelking's land. So now does one get arrested for being on his own property? Not in the United States of America. At least, that's what I always thought.

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