An Oakdale man allegedly , then tried to pick a fight with police May 1 in the parking lot.
Charles NMN Tongkhuya, 48, was charged with first degree criminal damage to property, according to a Washington County District Court Complaint, in connection with the incident.
According to the criminal complaint:
Officers arrived at the parking lot after receiving an assault report, and approached Tongkhuya in an attempt to identify him. He said, “You looking for a fight? I know karate,” to the officers.
The couple then approached the officers and said Tongkhuya had assaulted them.
He had started yelling at them and kicked their car, they told police. After that, one of them got out of the car, and he kicked her and knocked her to the ground, the complaint says. Next, the other got out of the car and Tongkhuya kicked him in the arm, the complaint says.
The cost estimate to repair their vehicle was $1,492, according to the complaint.
Tongkhuya faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. His initial appearance in court is scheduled June 14.