Court records say on Oct. 26, 2018, the mail carrier was crossing a road in St. Paul when Blocker approached the intersection “at speed,” having to brake to avoid hitting the mail carrier. The mail carrier then yelled at Blocker that he was supposed to yield.
The mail carrier went inside a building to deliver mail, at which time Blocker parked his car and waited for him to come out. When the mail carrier came out, Blocker punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground and causing him to hit his head on the cement, court records say.
A witness testified that he saw Blocker get out of his car and hit the victim, causing him to hit his head on the ground, which made “a horrible sound like a hollow watermelon sound,” court records say.
After the incident, the victim was taken to a hospital and got 12 stitches, records say.
Investigators say Blocker tried to cover up his involvement by reporting his car stolen. He also asked a friend to lie and say he had the car when it was stolen.