St. Paul man allegedly gouges out man’s eye

Published 7:59 am Thursday, November 11, 2010

ST. PAUL — A 28-year-old St. Paul man allegedly gouged out another man’s eye with an nearly 3-foot-long ice scraper.

Justin L. Mulligan was charged Wednesday with first-degree felony assault in Ramsey County.

According to a criminal complaint, the victim and another man knocked on the apartment door Monday night of Mulligan’s female friend, who called Mulligan because she was scared.

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St. Paul police responded after they heard Mulligan shouting, as he stood outside a car. The complaint says Mulligan smashed a window with the ice scraper and struck a man inside.

Police found the victim bleeding, with his eyeball hanging from his socket. The eye was a permanent loss.

Mulligan was allegedly drunk and admitted having anger problems. The ice scraper used in the alleged attack broke from the force.