MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota mates says they cognize wherefore a alien targeted their family, but that doesn’t marque it immoderate easier.
A suspected stalker utilized a stolen SUV to deed their location successful Cold Spring past weekend. Andrea and Phillipe Robinson’s Ring camera captured the conveyance driving onto their beforehand porch. It severely damaged the broadside of the home.
“I’m inactive successful shock,” Andrea said. “I can’t judge this. Every time I conscionable travel retired present and deliberation it’s a atrocious dream.”
Benton Beyer has been charged successful the attack. Police accidental helium stole the conveyance and ditched it successful beforehand of the Robinsons’ location aft placing a ample portion of granite connected the accelerator. Hanging wrong was a teddy carnivore successful a noose.
The Robinsons are an interracial couple; Andrea is achromatic and Phillipe is Black.
“How bash I expected to consciousness safe?” Phillipe said. “My wife, my children don’t privation to enactment here, and I understand.”
Beyer is nary alien to the Robinsons. Andrea has a restraining bid against him, and constabulary person fielded 18 calls successful the past 2 months astir Beyer stalking and harassing her.
“He’s ramped it up,” Phillipe said. “He went from busting retired windows to shooting astatine cameras, to knowing our docket good capable that helium would travel my woman astatine market stores.”
They accidental the frightening behaviour started aft they posted a video astir racism successful their children’s school, and enactment a Black Lives Matter motion successful their yard. Andrea says the motion became a target.
The constabulary accidental if there’s grounds of a racially-motivated crime, they volition question prosecution to the fullest grade of the law. But the Robinsons person small faith, saying officers rapidly gave up chasing Beyer aft the crash.
“We were near present with our neighbors with nary constabulary extortion with a antheral that fundamentally tried to termination our family,” Andrea said.
Police accidental they ended the hunt due to the fact that the tract helium was successful was bedewed and hard to navigate. Phillipe says Beyer was lone caught aboriginal acknowledgment to a neighbour turning him in.
Beyer made his archetypal tribunal quality Tuesday aft being charged with car theft, stalking and spot damage. All 3 are felony charges.
An online fund has raised much than $15,000 to assistance the Robinsons repair their location and wage for immoderate ineligible fees.
David joined the WCCO squad successful April 2020, antecedently moving astatine WDJT successful Milwaukee. Prior to that, helium worked successful Las Vegas.More from David Schuman