MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police arrested a Brooklyn Park man after he allegedly posted a Facebook picture of himself standing on a squad car.

According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 13, 2011, a Champlin Police squad car was damaged while parked at a Holiday Station store on 12024 Champlin Drive. Footprints on the car indicated that someone had climbed on the squad car, resulting in damage exceeding $1,000.

Several weeks later, an off-duty Champlin Police officer was online and noticed that a Facebook friend had a contact with a profile picture of a man standing on top the same squad car that was damaged, the complaint said. Police identified that man as 28-year-old Daniel Steven Magadanz.

Police said the picture was posted on the same day the car was damaged.

Magadanz failed to return several messages left for him by the police, according to police. He first stated he didn’t receive any messages, but later admitted that he did and was planning on returning the calls.

On Thursday, Magadanz was charged with one count of first-degree damage to property in excess of $1,000 in connection to the incident.

He is in custody.

If convicted, he faces a maximum potential sentence of 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Comments (21)
  1. Twitterpated says:

    5 years and/or $10,000??? Really??? WOW you can kill somebody and get less than that. I think the guy needs to pay the repair bill, get a good ass kickin and let’s move on here people. 5 years in prison would cost taxpayers how much? I am sure insurance covered the $1000 damage.

    1. Rockfish says:

      You got that right. 5 years? Insane.

    2. Holiday Cashier says:

      That Cop was in Holiday eating free donuts for 40 minutes that night & flirting with the 20 year old blond cashier.

  2. cdbigman says:

    It might break down to 1 year in jail and $1000.00 fiine for damages to the squad car. Then and additional 4 years in jail and an additional fine of $9000.00 for being STUPID!

  3. Sam Maass says:

    Stupidity reigns supreme.

  4. Sixela says:

    Really?? The damage from standing on top of a car is $1000?!?!!!! riiiiiiight…..

  5. Mike says:

    He is incarcerated and the privileged Amy Sensor isn’t?
    He faces a longer sentence in prison than Amy Sensor for murder and leaving the scene of a crime she committed?
    Good old American justice……………..

    1. jackactionhero says:

      Amy Senser isn’t charged with murder, sir. A major detail there…

  6. Hank says:

    If Amy Sensor had been stupid enough to post pictures on Facebook of herself running over the victim then she would be in jail. You need whats called proof in order to prove something in our courts. Magadanz was dumb enough to provide the interwebs and subsequently the police with proof.

    And I’m surprised it was only $1,000. There are light bars, cables, antennas, etc on top of cop cars. Lots of stuff to break up there.

    1. Mike says:

      Your right Hank, Amy Sensor was ‘smart enough’ to avoid going to jail after she fled the scene of murder. Than she was ‘smart enough’ to hire a high priced attorney with her bank roll and avoid incarceration. She now is back pleasantly living her life without any paid consequences for her action.
      Meanwhile, this schmuck sits in prison because he caused property damage that is easily repairable and will likely face a stiffer sentence, fine and already served longer incarceration!
      American justice is blindly served for those that have and the ‘stupid’ are used to provide as example what you can expect when you are just not ‘smart enough’.

  7. hate the system says:

    Ok guys, 5 years is the MAX time allowed for him to be sentenced to. He will get no where near that. I’m sure he will get some probation and have to pay the bill. That’s how it works, you get charged and they scare you by showing you the max time you can get for the charge.

    I’m sure amy sensors charge says punishable by up to 10-20 years in prison, but she obviously isn’t going to get that much time either.

  8. Tender says:

    That’s what you get for being a Facebook friend with a cop. lol

    1. M says:

      Or not setting your privacy settings correctly or at all.

  9. Tom says:

    What a smart lad…

  10. What a brilliant stupid F#ck says:

    Who cares how long the sentence could be for this issue. The real issue at hand is this person really needs to be neutered in order to stop spreading stupidity from that gene pool.

  11. Andrew Keller says:

    Great job on the cop car, stupid for posting it on facebook.

  12. Big Bob says:

    I drive by here every night, cops always sittin around what are they doin in there?
    What a fool!

  13. See BS says:

    They should give the guy an option to pay for the repairs of the damaged police car, apologize and reduce it down to disorderly conduct.

    No reason to ruin someones life over something so petty

  14. TaxPayerToo says:

    Seriously people. It’s Hennepin County. He will be lucky if he has to pay restitution. And, shame on you for getting whipped up by the media sensationalizing things. Suckers. This guy is an idiot. Plain and simple.

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