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Christopher Bjerkness

Duluth ball slasher, family say he's not a danger

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A Duluth man with a history of burglary to satisfy a self-professed fetish for slashing large rubber exercise balls said he can't explain his compulsion but that he's not a threat to anyone.


Christopher Neil Bjerkness, 31, was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court on Monday on charges that he broke into the SMDC-Duluth Clinic West building May 30 and slashed exercise balls with a sharp knife.

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