A St. Paul man was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon - both felonies - after allegedly forcing his way into a hotel room and lunging at a man with a knife last weekend at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court Tuesday, Brandon Thomas Brolin, 37, tried to flag down a female in the hallway of the hotel and after she entered her room, he tried to gain entry to the room by sticking his pocket knife in the card slot of the door.
The female’s father then opened the door to ask if Brolin needed help and Brolin allegedly lunged at him with the knife and stepped into the room.
The complainants told police they forced the door shut and called security and observed Brolin wandering down the hall knocking on doors, the complaint states.
Felony first-degree burglary is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon carries a maximum sentence of seven years jail time and a $14,000 fine.
Brolin is scheduled to make his first appearance in court Oct. 31.