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West Fargo man charged in Facebook spat that turned physical

FARGO - Police say an argument on Facebook got real when two males decided to meet outside a Fargo restaurant for a fight. Cass County prosecutors on Friday charged Dylan Benjamin Vetter of West Fargo with two misdemeanors, accusing him of runnin...

FARGO – Police say an argument on Facebook got real when two males decided to meet outside a Fargo restaurant for a fight.

Cass County prosecutors on Friday charged Dylan Benjamin Vetter of West Fargo with two misdemeanors, accusing him of running over a juvenile and fleeing the scene of an altercation in January.

Vetter and the juvenile share blame for the fight that spilled out of the realm of social media, according to police, who have recommended that the juvenile face charges of aggravated assault.

Court documents do not explain what Vetter, born in 1995, and the juvenile, born in 1997, were fighting about on Facebook. But a police report states both males agreed to meet at Hardee's on 45th Street South in Fargo after their social media spat.

After both arrived in the chain's parking lot, they got out of their cars and started walking toward each other, the police report states.

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Vetter retreated and got back into his car when he noticed the juvenile had a Wilson golf club in his hand, the police report states. In an attempt to scare the juvenile, Vetter drove at him.

The juvenile swung the club – hitting the front grill of Vetter's car – before Vetter ran over his leg and drove away, according to police. The juvenile was treated at the hospital and did not appear to be seriously injured.

In an interview with police at the hospital, the juvenile admitted he brought the golf club to beat up Vetter, the police report states. Vetter told police he hit the juvenile with his car, but denied knowing that the juvenile ended up under the car.

The charges against Vetter are assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

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