Mayor Fred Heidmann of Nisswa, Minnesota has a long history of courting controversy with ill-advised, often racially-charged comments.
On Tuesday, September 1, however, he was arrested for pushing his vitriol a bit too far at the absolute wrong moment.
After seeing a pair of police officers searching a car, Heidmann began an angrily confrontation which culminated in his calling the officers a couple of "f*cking dinks." The officers then arrested the Mayor.
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Twitter couldn't help but snicker at Heidmann's misfortune.
@RayGarciahawaii Mayor Fred Heidmann was arrested for obstruction of a peace officer and disorderly conduct. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/mOBRWVL2Ld— DEFUND Planned Parenthood 🇺🇸 (@DEFUND Planned Parenthood 🇺🇸) 1599046202.0
Heidmann reportedly approached the officers angrily, snapping:
"You guys are emptying his f*cking car out on the road. What the hell are you guys up to? Don't you guys have something better to do, like patrol the goddamn streets?"
This is not the first time fred Heidmann has had problems... A couple months ago, Fred Heidmann was in the news fo… https://t.co/4yOFl3cWsG— Karen (@Karen) 1599003546.0
The officers asked Heidmann to leave, but he still had some choice words to share.
"You know what? I'm the mayor of this f*cking town, and you guys get the hell off our highway out here."
"You'd think up in this area we'd have some decent f*cking cops. You're as bad as the f*cking dinks down in Minneapolis."
Fred Heidmann, welcome to the #Resistance https://t.co/jbj6UAI3os— Derg (@Derg) 1598987799.0
Heidmann then left the scene as the officers asked, only to return later with more harsh words, at which point the officers arrested him.
The Mayor told The Dispatch he was worried "what impression this was making with the hundreds of vacationing families going by seeing what appeared to be tourists having their goods rifled through."
@cityofnisswa Your mayor disgraced your city and is a horrible example of an elected official. I hope you have the… https://t.co/on9ER71z5j— J. Davila-Ashcraft (@J. Davila-Ashcraft) 1599055120.0
Many online called for Heidmann's resignation.
@FOX9 Wth? What was his purpose for even stopping?— missmydad (@missmydad) 1599010049.0
@FOX9 I aM tHe MaYoR i Am YoUr BoSs https://t.co/qGfGTFvNAl— Marky Mark (@Marky Mark) 1599002568.0
It seems Heidmann's public image has been ever so slightly tainted.
@FOX9 CITED. Not knelt upon, not tased, not beaten, not shot 7 times. Anyone want to guess why those things DIDN’T happen?— Melisa Solum (@Melisa Solum) 1599013019.0
This Nisswa Mayor is an embarrassment to our community. He’s done nothing to advance our small businesses during th… https://t.co/guV0AiStGQ— Jennifer Carnahan (@Jennifer Carnahan) 1599010825.0
It seems these officers weren't swayed by Heidmann's mayoral powers.
@nisswapolice Dear Nisswa, I will not be returning until your mayor resigns. I had no idea your mayor was a racist,… https://t.co/tW5u2Ey9Ah— Mav’s Dad (@Mav’s Dad) 1598902049.0
When the Mayor of Nisswa (and my childhood neighbor) pulls the, "Do you know who I am?" card. 😅https://t.co/hwnfzZHKxc— K (@K) 1598964168.0
This incident serves as yet another reminder that you should never call anyone "f*cking dinks." It's just rude!