Dead deer placed on Somali immigrants’ cars

Posted at 3:06 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 17:06:14-05

(KARE) After an elliptical workout and a relaxing trip to the steam room, Ali Abdullahi walked out of the St. Cloud, Minnesota YMCA two nights ago in a pretty good mood.

Then he stepped into the parking lot and everything changed.

“I lifted my head up,” Abdullahi said, “and there was a carcass. Just sitting on the hood of my car.”

It was a dead deer.

“I was in shock,” he said. “Just into shock mode.”

Then he glanced over and saw another dead deer, sitting on the hood of a vehicle belonging to four Somali teenagers.

“My feet were so heavy, my jaw dropped,” Abdullahi said. “My heart stopped. I couldn’t’ believe it.”

Disturbed the graphic scene, Abdullahi called St. Cloud Police, who quickly dispatched a squad car to the YMCA parking lot.

Utilizing surveillance video from the facility, police quickly identified two suspects: A 62-year-old white man from St. Cloud and his 14-year-old son. According to St. Cloud Police, the video captured the 14-year-old taking the deer out of their pickup truck and placing them on the two cars in the YMCA lot, all while his father watched from inside their vehicle, “knowing what was happening.”

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