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Mitchell Carlson biography: 13 things about Umbrella Man

Mitchell Carlson

Mitchell Carlson

Mitchell Wesley Carlson was caught on video breaking glass at an Auto Zone store on East Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States on May 27, 2020 amid one of the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd‘s death. He was known as the Umbrella Man.

Using white spray paint, Carlson wrote the words “free s–t for everyone zone” on double red doors on the front of the AutoZone store. He used a sledgehammer to break all of the store’s front windows.

Soon after, looting started. A little later, the store was set on fire.

While carrying a black umbrella, Carlson was wearing a black hood, a black jacket, black pants, black shoes, black gloves and a black gas mask. His goal was to “sow discord and racial unrest by breaking out the windows and writing what he did on the double red doors,” a tipster told Arson investigator Erika Christensen.


When peaceful protesters confronted Carlson and questioned what he was doing, he did not identify himself. He was seen being confronted and followed by an African American man named Elijah “EJ” Easley.

“I think he is the only one who said something bad to me, 99.9 percent or 100 percent,” said WCCO photojournalist Dymanh Chhoun, who claimed to have encountered Carlson during the protest. “No one said anything to me except for him. He was the only one.”

Carlson has a record of criminal convictions for brawling, assault, terroristic threats and domestic abuse. Here are 13 things about him:

  1. He was born on April 25, 1988.
  2. His father Douglas Wesley Carlson is the son of Earle Wesley Carlson and Betty Lou Kamstra.
  3. His mother is Dawn Lee Wilson.
  4. He is a native of Minnesota.
  5. His sister Vanessa Carlson enrolled in the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA in 2018.
  6. He has cousins named Arnold Hokanson and Stephanie Wilson.
  7. He is a member of the biker gang Hell’s Angels.
  8. He is an associate of the Aryan Cowboys Brotherhood, a group based in Minnesota and Kentucky, USA listed by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist prison and street gang.
  9. He is a fan of Pantera, a heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, USA.
  10. In 2006, he graduated from Champlin Park Senior High School in Champlin, Minnesota.
  11. On May 16, 2016, he was charged with second degree assault involving a dangerous weapon and a fifth degree assault by inflicting or attempting bodily harm.
  12. On July 31, 2019, he faced two felony charges. He was found guilty of reckless disregard of the risk of causing terror in another person and was convicted of terroristic threats. He was also charged with domestic assault by strangulation but it was dismissed.
  13. On June 27, 2020, he was involved in an incident in Stillwater, Minnesota, in which Sophia Rashid, a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf, was racially harassed by biker gang members wearing Aryan Cowboys vests.

13 replies »

  1. I still don’t understand the umbrella though? If the purpose of dressing in all black was to be anonymous and not draw too much attention, a man holding an umbrella when it not raining while smashing windows would grab anyone’s attention and stay in memory.


  2. This guy is a toolbox, but why the f are you doxxing his family? In that video, he acted alone. Until we have reason to believe any of them were involved, this is incredibly irresponsible and dangerous.


      • Yeah what a tough bad ass racist, HA, Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood dude he can’t even take out a smaller Black man holding a pizza box all the time. Yo Black guy you are one cool dude who did a good deed. Hats off to the others who filmed the incident and condemned dorks actions. The HAs of America are notoriously racist. The HAers of Canada don’t wear nazi stuff and ppl like Gregory Wooley can be Pres. of a support club.


    • This man’s family should be forced to declare publicly if they support or condemn their relative being a HA gang member and a Aryan Biker Cowboy in other words a criminal thug and a racist.


      • Why? What do you think his family owes you? If the family broke a law, prosecute. If not, don’t. Either way, stop doxxing them.


  3. This family owes me nothing but I hope some Black radicals burn their racist , gangsta selves out or the Outlaws or the Mongols or some pissed off Muslims. They could have publicly rebuked their racist, violent , criminal, biker club HAMC Aryan dip relative but they chose not to .


  4. Exactly they keep putting the 2 clubs together even though it was one person who everyone said it was a cop then antifa or whatever
    And then what is the 15 fun facts like his favorite band have to do with anything and yes then putting his family out there is bogus. I want all the names of the cops who killed floyd advertised too. It doesn’t even say he was charged from what i read so it seems like another reason to jump on the bandwagon from the first bogus story from Stillwater. And the same people on that bandwagon were sure not sorry bout any looting they did or bought stolen merchandise but nobody else is on full blast. Hmmm just sayin.


    • You are free to post the names of the killer, fired ex-cop Clauvin and the other 3 cretins all you want. I don’t find either of these two stories to be bogus.


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