Iron Range mayor biter story reaches toothy denouement

The second of three defendants charged in connection with an incident involving a late-night attempted robbery of the mayor of Hibbing was sentenced last week. This would be the defendant who bit Mayor Rick Cannata as he attempted to subdue him for police. The defendant’s name: Thundercloud Rodriguez.

Thundercloud Rodriguez and two associates attempted to rob an Iron Range mayor, his wife and two friends as they walked home late one night last May. The mayor and his friend fought them off before Rodriguez bit Cannata in the face. This is a thing that happened.

The hometown paper, the Hibbing Daily Tribune, has made a practice of referring to Rodriguez as “mayor biter” in its story, starting with “alleged mayor biter” a couple months ago and now “admitted mayor biter” in the sentencing story.

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