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Hopkins Woman Accused of Threatening Neighbor, Insulting Her Religion

Myrna Rae Erickson has been charged with felony terroristic threats. The neighbor she’s accused of threatening is thought to be Islamic.

A Hopkins woman is in jail on suspicion of threatening to shoot her neighbor and insulting the neighbor’s religion.

The unidentified victim called police at 9:41 p.m. Monday to report that 53-year-old Myrna Rae Erickson approached her and her children in a garage stall, Detective Renee Meuwissen wrote in the charging documents.

The woman—believed to be Islamic, according to police—said Erickson insulted her religion and said she wanted to shoot her. She added that Erickson had threatened her before and that she was scared of her.

An unidentified man said he heard Erickson scream multiple times that she would kill the woman, according to the court documents.

Prosecutors have charged Erickson with felony terroristic threats, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. She’s being held in the Hennepin County jail on $5,000 bail.  

Jeffrey Goodwater August 23, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I hope they have enough prof, because that doesn't sound like the neighbor I know. She caring helpful and willing to drop every thing to do what ever is needed of her.

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