Five charged in pedal pub water attack

Minneapolis police charged five men Tuesday in connection with attacks on pedal pubs over the weekend.

Six people originally were arrested after three pedal pubs were hit with water balloons and water guns on Saturday night.

John Davis Rock, 24 was charged with fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct. Kurtis Wayne Johnson, 31, was charged with fifth degree assault. Jason Leonard Carlton, 42, Francis Wayne Bellanger, 26, and Mark Williams Dean, 31, were each charged with disorderly conduct.

A sixth person who was booked on suspicion of terroristic threats, a felony, had not been charged by Tuesday. All were freed on bail Saturday.

PedalPub Twin Cities manager Lisa Staplin says bicyclists sprayed a driver and passengers, and one of the drivers was hit in the face with a jet of water.

One of the pedal pubs carried six off-duty Burnsville Police officers, who held the men until Minneapolis police arrived.

Kurtis Johnson told MPR News the incident was "a joke" and that officers used excessive force.

The men are scheduled to make court appearances June 4.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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