We will leave you with this today. The tale of Trevor P. Bjorkman, a Minnesota Vikings fan in a Green Bay Packers bar.
Bjorkman is from Minnesota. He happened to find himself in New Richmond, Wisconsin on December 18. What was he doing there?
Why, drinking, of course!
And that’s when things got weird.
A bartender at the Boardman said Bjorkman approached her and asked for a knife. Asked why he needed that, “he said ‘Because I’m in a Packer bar and I’m a Viking fan…need to defend myself,” according to her statement.
She said Bjorkman then went to Meister’s and came back to the Boardman. Witnesses said Bjorkman, apparently enraged after learning his keys had been taken from him, ripped off his shirt, pulled the two knives from his waistband and “made threatening gestures to the entirety of the bar,” according to the complaint.
He fled the bar after police were called.
So quick recap…
Vikings fan leaves one bar and goes across the street to another bar to get some knives. Bartender at second bar GIVES Vikings fan knives. Vikings fan goes back to first bar and then returns. Noting that his keys have been taken, he becomes enraged, rips off shirt, brandishes knives, threatens people and then flees.
A woman named Tanya Schmit took the knives from Bjorkman and tossed them behind the bar, sustaining a hand injury in the process.
Naturally, Schmit was on probation and got arrested, which should be a reminder to never try to help anyone out.
Bjorkman was apprehended after a manhunt. He was found standing in an elderly couple’s garage in negative-10 degree temperatures.
So, pretty much just your average weekend in western Wisconsin!