BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident involving two people threatening a group of canoeists with a gun.

According to Sheriff Phil Hodapp, eleven people were visiting their property in Beltrami County Saturday evening.

The group of people was canoeing down Darrigan’s Creek when they were confronted by a man and woman who accused them of trespassing.

The canoeists told the two they were on public water, but one of the two people accusing the canoeists pulled a gun and pointed it at the group.

The person then fired a round at the ground and again pointed the gun at the group, according to the sheriff’s office.

The two, who have not yet been identified by authorities, were taken into custody and face potential criminal charges.

Comments (15)
  1. JamieinMN says:

    Jeeeesus. Now THAT is called taking advantage of your right to bear arms. My god they were canoeing!

    1. Real Talk says:

      …if those hillbillies ever pointed a gun at my kids when we were just canoeing…..I guarantee that person would not be breathing today.

      1. huh says:

        So you’re just as bad as they are?

        1. C L Dodson says:

          Not as bad, just quicker on the draw.

  2. Good Ol Boy says:

    11 people in a canoe seems excessive. Did they really have enough life jackets?

    1. JamieinMN says:

      They do make very LARGE canoes, such as 36 foot canoes that hold up to 14 people.

    2. Phil Mcrackin says:

      It must have been one of those low riding gang banger canoes. The property owners must have been terrified.

  3. BooYah says:

    No, that is called a couple of morons who need serious electro-shock therapy!! These are the kind of idiots that give responsible gun owners a bad name.

    1. Yes they do says:

      Drunk drivers give responsible drivers a bad name.

      1. brent says:

        Clowns give circus’ a bad name…

        1. Yes they do says:

          Drivers who don’t drink and drive will not fight against drunk driving laws. If they did, as a defense to stop drunk driving laws, would they say drunk drivers give responsible drivers a bad name? Those who want no control of guns say people like these give responsible gun owners a bad name. I cannot see the logic.

    2. GOPSUX says:

      Conservatives give humans a bad name.

  4. Rubin says:

    Ya know it starts with just one canoe and then the next thing you know you have a gang of canoeists and we all know how wild and out of control canoeists can be, right? I’m sure he fired his weapon out of shear fright!

  5. Victim Du Jour says:

    Sounds almost like the movie “Deliverance”

    1. Auntie Venom says:

      Awww…yew shore have a purty mouth, VDJ!

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