MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 27-year-old Richfield man is facing charges after driving his vehicle out of a tow lot without paying a fine and hitting a worker from the lot.

Dejovon Deandre Harris was charged Friday in Anoka County Court with first-degree criminal damage to property and fifth-degree assault in connection with the Dec. 15 incident.

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According to the charges, authorities were called at about 2:02 p.m. on Dec. 15 to Schmit Towing at 92 43rd Avenue NE in Fridley for an incident at the tow lot. When authorities arrived, Harris was sitting on the curb outside the lot.

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The complaint states Harris removed his car from the tow lot without paying a fine through the tow gate, damaging it and hit a tow lot employee. The worker was not hurt in the incident and the gate, valued at about $1,000, needed to be replaced.

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If convicted, Harris faces more than five years in prison and more than $10,000 in fines.