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.

Comments (69)
  1. Andy says:

    Looks like they messed him up too.

    1. he deserved it says:


    2. GH says:

      Good! Sounds like he had it coming 🙂

      1. Miami Vise says:

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

        1. ann says:

          I hate that when that happens LOL

      2. Andy says:

        I agree. The guys a dirt bag.

        1. Blog Ref says:

          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.

          1. Blog Ref says:

            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.

      3. AJ says:

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

      4. Misunderstood says:

        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.

      5. markH says:

        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.

    3. Blackjack Booted Demons says:

      Yes, his hair is a mess!

  2. BOB says:

    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.

    1. Michael Clark says:

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

      1. Kevin says:

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

      2. ahab says:

        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.

    2. Sarah says:

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

      1. Chris M says:

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

    3. Brett says:

      He’s beyond therapy.

  3. Bubba says:

    What a sphincter.

  4. oops says:

    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.

  5. Wildbill says:

    He was just starting to turn his life around.

  6. JoJo says:

    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

    1. jake says:

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

      1. AnotherFrequentUser says:

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

        1. tj says:

          Did you look at his record in Wisconsin? Not as extensive, but still there! http://wcca.wicourts.gov/simpleCaseSearch.xsl

          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?

        2. jake says:

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

    2. X-Puffer says:

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

  7. big banjo says:

    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.

  8. Rufus Larkin says:

    It looks like one of them vises boomeranged back

    1. big banjo says:

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

  9. big banjo says:

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

  10. we says:

    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 !!!!!!!

  11. luvs says:

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

    1. 11-variations-of-other-users-names-psychotic-perosns says:

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

      1. I Am So Wasted says:

        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…..it depends….

  12. bill says:

    He looks like he went 12 rounds with Mike Tyson

  13. Amy says:

    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.

  14. 11-variations-of-other-users-names-psychotic-perosns says:

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

    1. Lance says:

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

  15. Mr UFC says:

    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.

  16. TL says:

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

  17. Who me? says:

    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.

  18. rick perry says:

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

  19. Sniff Sniff... says:

    Ahhhh, smell the diversity…Kev any thoughts?

  20. DougT says:

    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 🙂

    1. Parker Schnobel says:

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

  21. Terry says:

    Just another case of self abuse

  22. _W_ says:

    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?

  23. ahab says:

    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?

    1. Chris M says:

      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!

  24. Lance says:

    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

  25. llp says:

    Rich Poor taxes what does that hafe to do with it. He hurt a person who is puting his life on the line to keep you safe. But I guess you are free to think what you want.

  26. I Am So Wasted says:

    His mommy must of posted bail, after all she did say he was a good kid (maybe not in those exact words) he should be tried for attempted murder because he could have easily killed someone by throwing a heavy vise through a car window. How many more chances does this guy get before he has to do some time behind bars?

  27. Brett says:

    And the moron is already out on bail…..AGAIN. Mommy says he is a good “kid”.
    It doesn’t take DAYS or WEEKS to get the BAC from a blood draw. More like 30 minutes or less, at least at most hospitals. WHO is putting up all of this bail money?

  28. Brett says:

    I can’t believe that this guy is again on the loose, free on bail, given his history, attitude, and behavior. Where does this guy get the money to drive an SUV, get bail, does this guy work at a law firm or is he some kind of wizard engineer?

    1. Amy says:

      Sounds like mommy might be his banker.

  29. Amy says:

    His facebook page says they are using his past against him in the vise throwing incident and that he is going to sue the Bloomington ploice. Wonder how he his past is being used against him by the SCF police? Sounds to me like he got caught in the act on this one. Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

  30. Brett says:

    Hey, JUSTICE SYSTEM, I see a problem here…. A moron with a record a YARD long, obviously no job, making NO contributions to society. The cops obviously know this guy well, so what’s the big idea letting this loser out with a bail so low that he is out in NO TIME, after (allegedly) killing someone TWICE within a week or so? The public expects you to do your JOB, not let a career criminal out in NO TIME. A half-dozen could DIE before this loser gets to trial.

    1. Brett says:

      I meant ALMOST killing somebody.

  31. Annon says:

    I went to HS with this looser! He’s been in and out of jail since he could walk! His mom is his biggest crutch and he will never ever learn…and honestly he will kill someone… Someone needs to keep him locked up and throw away the key! He thought blowing out dealership windows was funny and stealing sports cars and dumping them into the river was an awesome way of life for a teenager…and then drove a car home…which was stolen…told the cops that it was his aunts and his mom LIED to the cops and said it was! He’s nothing more than a spoiled brat who always got what he wanted. From corvettes to cameros and then ruining them only to get another bought for him….if only a judge out there would have the balls to put him away forever! But then again I’m sure his mommy would probably pay someone off to get him out somehow….I just don’t know how she can sleep at night…….

  32. jake says:

    What would drive a person, at age of 40yrs, to do things like that. Does he do it all alone, or is someone with him. Several idiots in Mn have done things from bridges to oncoming cars below? Maybe we should have tall fences on the bridges to prevent this??? Image someone (a body) landing on your car, oh man that would really fu$% someones head up for awhile, not to mention how gross that would be. I just don’t understand todays freaks and why they do what they do. Wow how things are different today, well kind of, but not for this nut job.

  33. thurston says:

    Wait a minute… Someone can toss a vise through a car window and smash a person’s jaw and then get released from jail? How do I tell my kids, how does anyone tell young people, to have respect, any sort of respect, for the system or society? How?

  34. Zeke says:

    He made bail AGAIN?! What the hell; is this guy connected or something? He seriously has issues and is clearly a danger to society. He didn’t intentionally aim for the war vet he threw it out there to hurt someone and what if that someone turned out to be a bit more fragile?

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