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Minn. Man Wants Possibly Threatening Tattoo Gone

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A suspected gang member wants to remove his tattoo that prosecutors allege was a threat aimed at a Minneapolis police officer.

But the attorney for Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr. says the state grant that paid for removal of gang-related body art ran out.

Jenkins appeared in Hennepin County court Tuesday. Defense lawyer Cindy McCollum told the judge they’re exploring ways to remove the homemade tattoo, which shows a person holding a pistol to the mouth of a pig wearing a Minneapolis police uniform.

The pig carries the badge number of an officer Jenkins told police he was angry with.

 The 20-year-old St. Louis Park man was charged last November with making terroristic threats after a photo of the tattoo was posted on Facebook.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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