Saturday, May 8, 2021

Jacob Pederson: St. Paul Police Officer Accused of Starting #GeorgeFloyd Riot [WATCH]

*The internet is convinced that Officer Jacob Pederson of the Saint Paul Police Department is the mysterious man seen in a viral video wearing all black with an umbrella and a pink gas mask breaking out windows at a Minneapolis Auto Zone on Wednesday  just before the fire broke out and the riots started. 

Pederson is being accused of inciting the chaos that erupted in the city, as the Auto Zone was the first building to burn. 

Footage of the scene shows a protester confronting the man, who then becomes hostile and quickly attempts to flee the scene while being asked if he’s a cop.

On Thursday, Twitter user @GypsyEyedBeauty tweeted a series of screenshots allegedly from Pederson’s ex-wife, and the caption read, “Here are screenshots from his ex wife confirming this is him, along with his photo.” 

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Officer Jacob Pederson

In the messages, the alleged ex-wife says, “I’m 90% sure. Voice walk everything.” The other person named “Megan” agrees then asks, “Do you recognize any of the gear?” The ex-wife responds, “The gas Mask.” 

She also noted that Pederson’s partner was working the fires in the city. She goes on to write, “That’s my gas mask. THE GLOVES TOO. HOLY SH*T IM SHAKING.” 

A side-by-side image comparison of Pederson and the mysterious man is spreading like wildfire across social media. But the SPPD has disputed the accusation that the #agentprovocateur seen in the viral video is one of their own.  

Officer Jacob Pederson Officer Jacob Pederson

On Thursday night, the SPPD issued the following statement on Twitter: “We are aware of the social media post that erroneously identifies one of our officers as the person caught on video breaking windows in Minneapolis. We’ve seen it. We’ve looked into it. And it’s false.”  

The post goes on to say, “Our officer? He’s been working hard, keeping people and property safe, and protecting the right to peacefully assemble. It’s sad that people would post and share this untrue information, adding more confusion to an already painful time in our community..” 

Many folks lit up the comments of the post to make clear that the police have ZERO credibility, so they ain’t buying it.  

One user wrote, “If he was on the clock where was he at the time of the Auto Zone incident? You should be able to track that information.”

Another added, “Hold a press conference tonight & release the officer’s GPS of his vehicle and call logs. If he wears a Body Cam, please allow it to be reviewed by the press and activist organizations. You need to provide evidence, because your word cannot be trusted and we can’t live like that.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. So in other words texts which may or not may have come from a man
    s ex wife are the be all end all of truth. You really are nothing but a collection of liars.

    • How about the fact he showed up with incredible confidence, decked out in gear to hide his identity and prevent any DNA evidence from being left behind, smashes the windows and casually walks away. All while carrying an umbrella while a police helicopter is flying directly above him. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that the purpose for the umbrella on the sunny 70 degree day was so that the police helicopter could identify him from the air.

  2. There is a video of the guy in the pink shirt and the umbrella guy walking together and hanging out later. In fact, the pink shirt guy was bussed in and is working together with the umbrella guy.

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