MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 27-year-old man was arrested after making threats to attack a police officer “like a raptor.”

According to police, Luke Austin Wolfswinkel, of Prior Lake, was seen crossing an intersection against the “no walk” sign around 11:45 p.m. Dec. 27, near County Road 5 and 143rd St. in Burnsville, stumbling and having a hard time walking.

When police approached him to ask if he was OK, the man began slurring his words and smelled strongly of alcohol, yet denied drinking anything.

He told police he was walking home but then turned back because he left his cell phone at a friend’s house. Wolfswinkel then apparently changed his story and said he was going back to a friend’s house to get a pack of cigarettes.

Officers say Wolfswinkel became increasingly uncooperative and his behavior became more unpredictable.

Police stated in their report they believed Wolfswinkel was under the influence of a narcotic.

Officers attempted to give him a preliminary breath test but he refused and began swearing at police. Officials determined to take Wolfswinkel to detox.

Two officers attempted to take Wolfswinkel into custody but he immediately started to tense his muscles and resist arrest. A third officer responded to the scene to help put Wolfswinkel in the back of the squad car.

Police say Wolfswinkel began making threats to the officers and started to “speak in tongues” and make noises “like a monkey.”

Wolfswinkel allegedly threatened to kill one of the officers and his family, upon being released. He also told them he was going to get his friends together and “get him,” adding it would be like being attacked by a raptor, according to police.

When Wolfswinkel was placed in the back of the squad car, police say he began slamming his head on the plexiglass cage of the squad car, growling, grunting and clenching his jaw.

Because of his erratic behavior, the officers decided to transport Wolfswinkel to the Dakota County Jail. They say upon arrival, Wolfswinkel began smashing his head against the concrete wall and started swearing at the jail staff.

Wolfswinkel was charged with one count of making terroristic threats.

Comments (42)
  1. Whoop Whoop says:

    Kevin’s attempt at a New Years celebration?

    1. Kevin says:

      Dont make me unleash my inner rapture!!!!

  2. KegHead says:

    Mostly likely too much ice.

  3. Sam I am says:

    LMAO!! Sorry Kevin laughing at the thought.

  4. Jake says:

    Oh, to have an awesome name like “Wolfswinkle.”

  5. J. Gotti says:

    I think he meant like a “rapper.”

  6. Uncle Rico says:

    This is good. I bet the dude was just waisted out of his mind on alcohol, doubt it was anything else other than too much sauce.

  7. debby says:

    Scratching head…hmmm.. I didn’t know raptors made monkey noises!!! I would have thought screeeeeccchhhhheeee…LOL

  8. devel says:

    time to lock this koko in a instatution and throw away the keys……..

    1. fred says:

      really? throw away the keys? for this? wow the guy is a drunken fool, im not sure that qualifies for permanent incarceration. what fantasy land do you live in?

  9. Eesh says:

    …Like a raptor? So he was going to stare him down while another drunkard attacked him from the side?

  10. Rubin says:

    Someone may have slipped him a Mickey… That’s all I’m saying.

  11. Hank says:

    Speaking in tongues… sounds like mushrooms.

    1. Hank Jr says:

      Hell no – that’s how Kevin talks to momma all the time. He’s just a bit messed up in the brain but we still love him….not
      Want him ?

  12. X-Puffer says:

    Life is Good.

  13. Perry Mason says:

    The cops have nothing on this man and they know it.

    That is why they “enhanced” their report and immediately sent it to the press.

    They decided to abuse their power and punish him in the media.

    1. middle of the road says:

      Hey Perry Mason, threatening an officer of the law on an in squad cam is “nothing” in your book? Walking dangerously across a street is enough to get their attention, he is just lucky a large truck did not intercept him before the police did. Would you then accuse the truck driver of being drunk, or pumping drugs into his body after the fact so they would not be prosecuted or is your misguided and misplaced vile and vitriole only reserverd for the police?

      1. Perry Mason says:

        What threat?

        “Walking dangerously…”

        You are a gullible idiot. The cops like to f*** people over and they decided f*** him. Real tough guys. High fives all around. Society is well served.

      1. fred says:

        he was a drunken fool. charging him with terroristic threats? thats ridiculous

  14. mike says:

    Looks like this fruitcake needs more than just anger management, he needs some serious psychological treatment to clean up his act.

    1. Kevin's lil' sister says:

      I think he is handsome ! 🙂
      Shucks – my brother Kevin yodels and speaks in tongue 24×7 so this is nothing new to me.
      I think I am in love

  15. It must be a slow news day says:

    I can’t believe I just spent five minutes reading a story about some guy being drunk and disorderly, and saying something stupid to the cops.

    1. Kevin says:

      No brother…Wcco has to show that there is indeed “white” crime in MN. Well…..less guns, shootings, stabbings, killing young women, drugs, immigrant status, less ESL, killing babies, oh and less gangs…..but really..other than that….white crime seems the same as black crime…..

  16. Good Guy says:

    this guy is nothing. you should try spending a weekend with my sister-in-law.

  17. white man that has been arrested says:

    leave your gun at home would be another good idea.

  18. Hoover says:

    HAHAHAHA – I bet his folks are SOO proud!!

  19. jody says:

    he’s kinda cute.

    1. Kevin's lil' sister says:

      stay away from him you lil’ tramp…he’s all mine and I called first. lol

    2. Samantha Quimby says:

      Seriously? This kid is a moron. One of the stupidest people i know and thats saying it nicely.

  20. Al says:

    Just wait….he’s turning his life around………

  21. cash says:

    Wolfswinkel was charged with one count of making terroristic threats, 2 counts of impersonating an animal and 1 count of having an AWESOME name! Wolfswinkel! Me love!

  22. Tina says:

    Terroristic threats??? REALLY??? Geez, the guy was drunk…..not a terrorist!! I think we are getting a little carried away with this “terroristic threat” thing…..now everything you say seems to be a terroristic threat!! Sober him up and send him home!

  23. Jebus says:

    It’s Adam Sandler!!! What a comedian!

    1. Cash says:

      Good Call! He DOES look like Sandler – or maybe his half brother or cousin!

  24. RIII says:

    Maybe they should send this bird brain to the Raptor center to check for lead poisoning?

  25. See BS says:

    Terroristic Threats laws are too vague — people are allowed to be angry. Sounds like he was minding his own business and the cops started messing with him.

    Minnesota just wants everyone in a $2000 Oprah Winfrey Group Hug program.

    I hear Hazelton charges the state $1,000 a night to treat chemical problems. I bet that’s why the bridge collapsed too.

  26. Melanie Freeman says:

    I actually know this guy and he is just a dork plain and simple lol

  27. Samantha Quimby says:

    I feel so ashamed to say this but i know this kid and lets just say hes not the smartest man on this planet…..

  28. kate says:

    um I know this kid and more then likely he is on something else too!! It’s not just the alcohol talking

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