MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Bloomington police arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly throwing a metal vise through an Iraq War veteran’s windshield and breaking his jaw.

Gerret Parks is currently in custody at the Bloomington Police Department, according to Deputy Chief Rick Hart.

The vise that Parks allegedly threw broke Jon Stacke’s jaw and shattered six of his teeth. Stacke also suffered cuts on his face and eyes after the shattered windshield flew into his face.

The incident happened on the evening of Feb. 27, when Stacke and a friend were returning from Normandale Lake. As the two turned south on Normandale Boulevard, the vise came crashing through the windshield.

Stacke said he thought he heard an explosion when the windshield shattered.

After the vise hit him in the mouth, Stacke stepped on the accelerator. Stacke’s friend took control of the situation by taking the steering wheel, putting the car in neutral and pulling the emergency brake.

Stacke recovered from his injuries at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Stacke’s incident is the sixth reported of someone throwing objects near Normandale Boulevard.

The incident is still under investigation, Hart said.

Comments (33)
  1. Michele Bachmann' says:

    Fry this POS immediately

  2. Frank Talk says:

    A 39-year-old man?

    Geez, I was sure it was some idiot teenager.

    1. Miami Vise says:

      Me too, but I admit I stereotyped and I apologize.

    2. DontTread says:

      …but instead you’re just an idiot stereotyping.

  3. Uncle Rico says:

    There’s no crying in jail.

  4. Mabel Hornschlinger says:

    Finger Prints don’t lie!

  5. cats meow says:

    If they can pin the other incidents on this clown,my opinion is he should get life- no chance for parole.I also thought the person would be some stupid borrrrrrred kid. Wow- I am shocked!!!

  6. Seriously?!?!?!?! says:

    wow…quick to judge aren’t we. Alleged means alleged…know the difference. and where the hell did it mention anything about fingerprints! Nobody has been charged yet.

    1. Timmay! says:

      Alleged is a joke. in Minnesota, you are guilty until proven innocent.

      1. idiots says:

        moron ther was no coment made by family get ur facts straight ,and its public record ,none of the other charges were similar,and im sure that the time was served for those crimes .put some resurch in to your half truth comments

        1. markH says:

          Once again, in English this time.

    2. idiots says:

      good for u beimg detained for questioning and charged are two different things and if they had finger prints stupid they would have allready charged him.inocent until proven guilty ??????????????? u people are the same morons that thought oj was inocent ,and are so uninformed ,it only takes one person to point a finger .that could be at u. they can take u and hold u for 72 hour no lawyer nothing. they have to folow every lead.

      1. anti bachmann says:

        wow you are so smart but i bet you really are an idiot

  7. Jimmy says:

    “emergency break.”?? brake 🙂

  8. Timmay! says:

    Hey Bloomington! Cover the walkway with fence like many other walkways are done. That fixes the problem!

  9. js says:

    There aren’t real penalties for violent crimes. He’ll be out, soon, laughing at the system and the rest of us as all sociopaths do.

  10. missy says:

    What lead them to this guy?

  11. DONNA says:

    Sgt. Stacke is a very sweet person. It is too bad this happened. I really hope justice will be served quickly. 12-15-39…… regardless of age, this is beyond stupidity! Sgt. Stack – we are thinking of you right now.

  12. Brett says:

    Throw the book at this loser, if he is guilty. Probably a meth or crack head. He chose the wrong HONORABLE citizen to maim, should get the max. I would call it attempted murder.

  13. Gert says:

    6 similar incidents in the last month in that area. If this guy’s really the perp than he deserves to burn in hell. I’m anxious to hear what led them to this guy & what he’ll actually be charged with. 39. Sheesh. Really. My thoughts are with this victim. So completely ridiculous.

  14. Wow says:

    For those wondering how they found him, Strib reports that he’s no stranger to Bloomington cops. Previous history of vandalism, etc.

  15. anti bachmann says:

    give stacke any weapon he wants and put him in a room with that other loser and let stacke do with him as he wishes
    why should we waste our money on this loser in the courts

  16. Eric says:

    It would be interesting to know how they caught him and why he did it. The story seems a bit incomplete.

    1. idiots says:

      very incomplete ,and the news reporters are playing word games with us detained for ?,charged ,alleged .just report the facts .

  17. Ace says:

    That’s the worst kind of crime, hurting a stranger for no reason, just for the hell of it

  18. j speedbag64 says:

    six months probation and a stern grilling from the judge after all he is white

    1. idiots says:

      nice ,equality must not matter to u , u must not be white.

  19. idiots says:

    he was not arrested. u dont get arrested for questioning .news media should be held accountable for their lies ,and incorrect facts,the media seems to have no credibility ,,,from the wether(never right ) to the reporters, media was a field of integrety??????what happened

    1. anti bachmann says:

      it’s not idiots
      it’s idiot (you)

  20. Murph says:

    He’ll grow up quickly in stir with the REAL bad guys! Twenty plus years as a juvenile delinquent and now he’s about to get some growing pains! About time dude.Speaking of time, I think a little over ten years will get him past puberty.he may even find a significant other!

  21. Ouch! says:

    Unless the alleged vise thrower knew the victim why is it important that we know the victim is a veteran? Are we suppose to feel more sorry for him than anyone else hit by a thrown vise??

  22. fred says:

    this less than human needs to be dragged out to the street and horse-whipped