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Charges: Nowthen Man Threatened Boys With Gun Over Bounce House

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A 59-year-old Nowthen man is facing charges after threatening two juveniles who had incorrectly delivered a bounce house to his address, according to charges filed in Anoka County Court.

Robert Joseph Baron was charged with second-degree assault and threats of violence in connection with the incident, which happened last Friday in Nowthen.

According to the charges, two juvenile males were delivering a bounce house for their business last Friday night when their GPS led them to the wrong driveway. A woman told them they had delivered the bounce house to the wrong address, so the two boys began packing it up so they could take it away.

The complaint states while they were packing up, Baron pointed a shotgun at both boys. When officers found Baron, he was intoxicated with a blood alcohol content in excess of .20.

If convicted, Baron faces up to 12 years in jail and $24,000 in fines.

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