Charges: Man Drank Heavily, Broke Into Several Cars

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 23-year-old Excelsior man is accused of breaking into several cars and causing extensive damage after a night of heavy drinking, according to charges filed Thursday in Hennepin County Court.

Russell James Doop was charged with first-degree damage to property of more than $1,000 in connection with the incident, which happened Tuesday morning in Excelsior.

According to a complaint, police were called to the 500 block of William Street at about 2:30 a.m. on a report of damage to property in progress. When authorities arrived, a person told police that he heard someone pounding on his vehicle in his back yard.

Authorities then went to the scene and found the man, identified as Doop, in the back yard pounding on the vehicle. He was extremely intoxicated and bleeding from lacerations on his left hand, the complaint states.

His clothing was also wet and covered in mud and blood. The victim told police the entire door handle assembly had been ripped off and was lying on the ground. There were also pry marks on the frame of the vehicle and blood was smeared over the driver’s side door and window. When asked why Doop was breaking into his vehicle, the victim said “I don’t know.”

When interviewed by police, Doop said he was a black-out drunk and didn’t remember anything between leaving a bar Tuesday morning and ending up in the hospital, according to the complaint.

The complaint states there was also evidence that Doop broke a window at an Excelsior business and caused damage to several vehicles that belonged to West Metro Learning Connections.

If convicted, Doop  faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

  • Time for a change?

    You may want to rethink your drinking habits.

  • Justice System

    That’s funny, you get less of a penalty for DWI, manslaughter, etc. Amy Senser will get less of a penalty for murder.

  • spare the rod spoil the child

    Alot of young 20 or so year olds pulling mischief in the news. Time to bring back the paddeling stick when their ten.

  • Kevin

    More vicious white crime!!!

    • Jason

      sniff sniff……………hmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Bob Johnson

    You might say these car’s were dooped.No pun intened.

  • Ronnie Reagan

    The suspect…… has been Dooped!

  • Pat

    He should have jumped into his car and drove into these cars and the business, he would have only gotten a DWI and maybe one year in jail with a small fine. But more than likely his lawyer will say that he should get a WWI (Walking While Intoxicated) and then all the other charges will be dropped and he will get maybe one month in jail and a small fine. Thank you Politicians for making these laws so lenient for yourselves so when you get drunk you won’t get into trouble and your so many peoples role models as you can tell by the DWI tickets across this country. Thank you very much.

    • Sue

      It was us Dems pal, get it right please

  • we

    Dumb Doop!

  • Geoff

    Can’t control dumb and stupid and booze…but you can jail the person.
    drink up … if you are lucky you can share a cell with Amy
    Oh wait – she’ll skate free won’t she.
    Doop – got any money ???? Talk to your folks. I heard of a good sleazy local attorney who maybe can ….. names Nelson. Yeah … that one.
    Good? Dunno – but he’ll bleed you like a stuck pig anyway

  • good guy

    He will get a suspended 30 day sentence. Sounds like he has some issues to work out. I expect to hear more about him in the future.

  • Ace

    Being drunk is no excuse for breaking the law. Most drunks just act stupid, slur their words and fall down

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