Rochester police: Man standing in road stops traffic, punches truck

A vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage after it stopped on the roadway because of a pedestrian before the man allegedly began punching the truck.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 10:07 AM

OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. – A vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage after it stopped on the roadway because of a pedestrian before the man allegedly began punching the truck.
Andrew Swanson, 37, was arrested while sitting in a backyard chair Tuesday afternoon and is facing a first-degree criminal damage of property charge.
Rochester police said it happened at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday at 14th St. NW east of Broadway Ave.
The victim was in a 2012 Chevy Silverado when Swanson allegedly was in the lane of traffic. Police say he jumped on the hood and began punching before getting off that vehicle and yelling at another person in a vehicle.
After running from police, Swanson was found in a nearby backyard.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 36°
Albert Lea
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 38°
Austin
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 32°
Charles City
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 32°
Rochester
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 32°
We're tracking accumulating snowfall for Friday night
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Saymoed story

Image

First Snowfall

Image

Business owners taking concerns about North Broadway to open house

Image

'Give to the Max Day!' in Rochester

Image

Rochester police warns about warming up your unattended car

Image

Your Thursday KIMT StormTeam 3 Forecast

Image

Rockford ready for chance at state title

Image

Agencies asking for patience in adopting dogs

Image

Seeking community input

Image

Women in Islam

Community Events