Accused Vise Thrower Arrested Twice, Released

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say a Bloomington, Minn. man accused of throwing a vise through the windshield of a vehicle, which seriously injured an Iraq War veteran, was arrested Sunday after fleeing police and nearly ramming into an officer.

The new details were released Monday after Gerret Parks, 39, was arrested in Polk County, Wis. Parks allegedly threw a vise at Jon Stacke’s vehicle, which broke his jaw and shattered six of his teeth. He was arrested for that crime on Friday but posted bail and was later released. Parks was then arrested again on Sunday.

After responding to call of a man driving recklessly, police officers spotted Parks in a black SUV, traveling southbound on State Highway 35 at approximately 70-80 mph in a 35-mph zone, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers activated their lights and attempted to pull Parks over, but he sped off at a high rate of speed.

Police say Parks blew through several stop signs and nearly rammed into an officer that attempted to get ahead of him.

Parks eventually stopped the vehicle and was forced to the ground by police. Officers noted Parks ignored multiple directions by police.

Parks could face additional charges for fleeing police, reckless driving, resisting arrest and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

During the arrest, Parks suffered a cut above his left eye. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and a legal blood draw before being transported to the Polk County Jail in Balsam Lake.

Blood results will not be available for several days.

Parks was released Monday afternoon on a $2,500 bail.

  • Andy

    Looks like they messed him up too.

    • Blackjack Booted Demons

      Yes, his hair is a mess!

    • GH

      Good! Sounds like he had it coming :)

      • Misunderstood

        Like his mom said, he’s a good kid he’s just misunderstood. I wish they would have saved tax payers some money and shot him dead. What a dirtball.

      • AJ

        Nobody ever has it coming. Police need to maintain their integrity. Judges need to do their job. Letting this guy out was the crime!

      • Miami Vise

        Too bad he didn’t fall down a few more times on the Officer’s shoes…. damn….

        • ann

          I hate that when that happens LOL

      • Andy

        I agree. The guys a dirt bag.

        • Blog Ref

          Whatever, Andy, you fool. If anybody else had shown up on the news with their face all mangled by the cops, you’d be on here whining and moaning all of your cop-hating B.S. and talking about all of your favorite Marxist-Leninist websites and how they describe incident after incident of supposed police brutality and/or misconduct. But because Gerret Parks threw a vise that happened to hit an Iraq war vet (which you are as well), he DESERVES what the cops gave him. Clearly, you’re just another two-faced clown talking out both sides of your mouth.

          • Blog Ref

            Just for the record, I do think Parks got what he deserved. My thoughts are that the cops should very well have been a little heavy-handed with this guy. Nothing else the justice system does seems to work with him. Please don’t confuse my statement above to mean that I’m on Parks’ side; I’m not. The difference is, I think the cops do an outstanding job in 99% of what they do. Anyone who’s seen Andy’s prior postings knows he doesn’t share that thought. But now magically the cops have arrested someone who assaulted a vet, so Andy’s all for it.

      • markH

        Police can use reasonable force to subdue a suspect during an arrest. What they cannot do is beat a suspect that they believe “had it coming” This is why we live in a nation of laws that protect the accused until they are proven guilty in a court of law. It is not a function of a police officer’s job to administer “street justice” or otherwise use excessive force on a suspect just because they are angry, frustrated, or believe the person deserving. You may want to read the US Constitution.

    • he deserved it


  • BOB

    I think with a little therapy and some medication he
    will be a productive member of the comunity. A slap
    on the wrist and a small fine will be all he needs.

    • Brett

      He’s beyond therapy.

    • Sarah

      He needs a little more than that…he could have killed someone!!!! A slap on the wrist????

      • Chris M

        Sarcasm. Look it up in the dictionary if you are not familiar – then come back.

    • Michael Clark

      Bob, are you nuts??? Someone should do to him what he did to the vet; can’t think of a more fitting punishment.

      • ahab

        Michael, you need to get a sense of humor. That was a very tongue-in-cheek comment by Bob. He was poking fun at a legal system that does that far too often.

      • Kevin

        Come’on Michael…i can literally see the sarcasim dripping off Bob’s comment.

  • Bubba

    What a sphincter.

  • oops

    I’m surprised he didn’t suffer more injuries when he fell down and hurt himself. I would think a long fall from his car seat to the ground would have resulted in at least a dozen broken bones.

  • Wildbill

    He was just starting to turn his life around.

  • JoJo

    He has a long list of arrests,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Case Number Citation Number Defendant Info Filed/Location/Judicial Officer Type/Status Charge(s)

    19-K3-93-000194 PARKS, GERRET DANIEL
    08/25/1972 01/29/1993
    Dakota-Hastings – Criminal/Traffic/Petty Felony
    Converted Closed BURGLARY 3RD DEGREE
    27-CR-93-034651 PARKS, GERRET DANIEL
    08/25/1972 01/13/1994
    Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory
    Closed THEFT, MORE/$2,500
    27-CR-94-012879 PARKS, GERRET DANIEL
    08/25/1972 02/18/1994
    Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory
    27-CR-96-094295 PARKS, GERRET DANIEL
    08/25/1972 10/29/1996
    Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Southdale Crim/Traf Mandatory
    27-CR-96-103344 PARKS, GERRET DANIEL
    08/25/1972 01/29/1997
    Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory
    27-CR-05-005503 PARKS, GERRET DANIEL
    08/25/1972 01/28/2005
    Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Ridgedale Crim/Traf Mandatory
    13-VB-11-3070 WI02814 PARKS, GERRET DANIEL
    08/25/1972 07/14/2011
    Chisago Crim/Traf Non-Mand
    Closed Traffic-speeding-Exceed interstate limit 70 mph out of urban 84/70

    • X-Puffer

      And his mother said he was a perfect kid!
      This guy needs serious help, including a decade of incarceration.

    • jake

      how did get that info. I’d love to know before I have anymore freaky roommates that steal from me.

      • AnotherFrequentUser
        Scroll down, click “accept” and you’re ready to rock. Should be self-explanatory from there.

        • jake

          Thank you for that info. take care now fellow user.

        • tj

          Did you look at his record in Wisconsin? Not as extensive, but still there!

          Makes me wonder how many other states had to endure his criminal activity. If his parents are posting his bail – they are NOT good parents. Whoever is posting his bail is supporting this activity and it will never stop! Will people ever learn?

  • big banjo

    i agree this guy is a pathetic loser and should be removed from society for at least 10 years….better make that 20 given what he did with the vice.

  • Rufus Larkin

    It looks like one of them vises boomeranged back

    • big banjo

      nope…..he hit someone in the fist with his face.

  • big banjo

    furthermore, i would like to congradulate whoever did his eye on a well placed defensive move.

  • we

    OOOOHH poor little Garrett fell down and got a Boo Boo on his sweet little face the poor dear he is such a good boy to his Ma Ma. JUST KIDDING FRY HIM !!!!!!!

  • luvs

    I wonder how they came to the conclusion he threw the vice? There is absolutely no mention of it.

    • 11-variations-of-other-users-names-psychotic-perosns

      If you use 4 different usernames to post 7 different times on one topic, does that make you CRAZY? Yes.

      • I Am So Wasted

        It might, it might not, depends in what order the user used the names & the meaning of each name…could just be a demented old fool (bless his soul) or it could be the next case on Criminal Minds…..or maybe not… depends….

  • bill

    He looks like he went 12 rounds with Mike Tyson

  • Amy

    Too bad he didn’t loose some teeth the same time he got that black eye. Good job to whatever SCF officer that gave him the black eye.

  • 11-variations-of-other-users-names-psychotic-perosns

    Lets just make a call to you instead, split internet personality maniac. I’m sure you’ve been carving your knives all winter. PSYCHO!!!!!

    • Lance

      RU the mom or sister of this “thing” ?????
      I feel for you if so unless of course you act the same way.

  • Mr UFC

    Why would anyone do something so stupid like throw heavy objects at passing cars? It appears that he is a 39 year old child, with possibly a less then average education. Its kind of funny he was caught speeding in Wisconsin. You never want to be caught speeding in Wisconsin. Good luck Gerret. You’ll be needing a lot more then luck now that you’re finally caught and soon to be charged with all of the reported acts of property damage in the Normandale Blvd. area.

  • TL

    Boy, if I were him I’d fire his make-up people and hair stylist.

  • Who me?

    I believe in an earlier news story, his mom said he was a great kid. Maybe a case for the apple not falling far from the delusional tree.

  • rick perry

    Send him to Texas,the needle is only getting used twice this month.

  • Kevin

    I am a jerk.

  • Sniff Sniff...

    Ahhhh, smell the diversity…Kev any thoughts?

  • DougT

    The boy sure is one sorry looking dude. Well he will have a new chance to change his life ….while he is chilling his heels in jail for a spell.

    At least the Wisconsin police knew how to handle him …ever so gently :)

    • Parker Schnobel

      My faith in the police has been fully restored.
      Helluva job boys

  • Terry

    Just another case of self abuse

  • _W_

    The article says that: “Parks allegedly threw a vise at Jon Stacke’s vehicle, which broke his jaw and shattered six of his teeth. He was arrested for that crime on Friday but posted bail and was later released. Parks was then arrested again on Sunday.”

    Is there any information about the incident the led to the original arrest?

  • ahab

    You know what’s great about this story? This idiot was arrested in Wisconsin, where they are quite a bit tougher with penalties for drunk driving. Hopefully he will get some jail time, there, before he gets back to MN for the more serious case. One question: Why the heck did he get bail after such a vicious incident in MN?

    • Chris M

      Innocent until proven guilty and nobody died. Why wouldn’t he get bail? The judges will usually set it high enough that they think you can’t bail out, but never underestimate the family pocketbook!

  • Lance

    He deserved the same vise tossed at his face at the same speed and distance and then they get to stomp on him for fleeing.
    I’ll buy them a cup of java for the effort

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