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Man Arrested After Bizarre Burglary in South St. Cloud

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ST. CLOUD — Police arrested a 22-year-old St. Cloud man after a burglary and assault at a south St. Cloud home Monday night.

Police say William Brim entered an unlocked door in the 800 block of 4th Street South at about 7:45 p.m. and demanded money from two homeowners. The victims, who didn’t know Brim, were assaulted before Brim stole cash and fled.

Police say Brim returned to the house, chased one resident with a “leatherman-type” pocket knife, grabbed a hockey stick and brandished it at all six residents. Brim then allegedly began destroying items in the living room. Police arrived and arrested him.

He faces one count of felony first degree burglary, seven felony counts on second-degree assault with a weapon, two counts of 5th degree assault, and one count of theft and property damage.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Brim is also charged in a separate incident where he is accused of burglarizing St. Cloud City Hall last January and living for a few days inside a heating duct. The discovery of Brim’s presence prompted authorities to lock down the building while they searched for him.  The case is still moving through the court system.

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