MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A South St. Paul man has been arrested for allegedly throwing dishes and threatening fellow employees at his place of employment.

David Joseph Anthony Proszek, 29, has been charged with one count of threats of violence and one count of fifth-degree assault.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a West St. Paul restaurant on Dec. 28 on the report of threats.

Upon arrival, police spoke with the manager and four employees who said Proszek had been smashing plates and throwing pots and pans in the kitchen. They believed he was under the influence of alcohol. The manager and three employees also said Proszek had threatened to cut everyone’s throat when he was confronted.

Proszek was not at the restaurant when police arrived.

The criminal complaint states officers then went to his home and a woman answered the door. She told them Proszek was not there.

Police say Proszek was home when they returned on Dec. 29, and he was placed under arrest.

Dakota County officials say Proszek told them he was sick of the restaurant and people telling him what to do. He told them he didn’t want to work there, but that the mother of his child wanted him to have a job. He also admitted to throwing pots and pans, but denied making threats.

If found guilty of both counts, Proszek could face over five years in jail, over $10,000 in fines or both.


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