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Man admits dropping heavy items from downtown Minneapolis balcony onto moving vehicles

His acts caused thousands of dollars in damage but no injuries

A 30-year-old man admitted Monday that he dropped dumbbells, furniture and other items from his ninth-floor balcony onto vehicles passing by his downtown apartment building, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Michael B. Judy, 30, pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court to felony first-degree property damage for allegedly aiming an array of heavy objects at vehicles driving by the building in early January in the 300 block of S. Washington Avenue. None of the items injured anyone, but multiple vehicles were damaged, charges noted.

The plea agreement between the defense and the prosecution calls for three years of probation and for him to be sentenced under what is called a stay of imposition. That means the conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he successfully complies with the terms of his sentence and probation.


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