Sunshine Factory to Hold Fundraiser for Employee Injured by Suspect Fleeing Police on September 6

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3:32 p.m. | Friday, September 2, 2022

A restaurant in Plymouth is trying to help one of its employees who was seriously injured in an accident caused by a suspect accused of ingesting heroin, stealing a truck and fleeing from police. The employee’s husband, Dan Fisher, 57, of Maple Grove, was killed in the crash.

The Sunshine Factory Bar and Grill will hold a benefit evening on Tuesday, September 6 for Fisher’s wife, Katie, who was seriously injured with bleeding brains and a broken back. She has been in intensive care for 75 days and faces a long road to recovery. To help raise funds for Katie and her young daughter, Sunshine Factory will donate 100% of all food and beverage sales on September 6 to the Fisher family.

“It was incredibly sad and just unthinkable what she went through,” said April Hanson, Sunshine Factory’s general manager. “We want to do everything we can to raise as much money for her and her daughter. She is like family to us here.

Katie Fisher joined by colleagues from Sunshine Factory

The fatal crash happened Sunday, May 15 around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 81 and Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Park. Dan and Katie Fisher were on their way that morning to pick up their daughter after a sleepover.

The suspect, Adam Pattishall, 22, of St. Paul, remains jailed on $150,000 bond. He is awaiting a trial date on January 17.

Police said Pattishall had stolen a van from a construction company in Plymouth before the fatal crash in Brooklyn Park. An Osseo police officer first spotted the van as it sped out of a car wash parking lot. The officer saw Pattishall execute a stop sign while traveling south on County Road 81. The officer elected not to engage in a high-speed pursuit, police said .

The suspect eventually crashed into the back of the Fisher’s Kia Sportage, which was stopped at a red light. Witnesses said Pattishall was going over 70 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone and never braked before the crash, charging documents show.

Brooklyn Park | Maple grove | Osseo | Plymouth

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