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Bail set at $50,000 for man charged with laser crimes

There are 85 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 21, 2009, titled Bail set at $50,000 for man charged with laser crimes. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Bail was set at $50,000 this morning for a 22-year-old Ohio State University student charged with aiming a laser attached to a rifle at two helicopters from his Downtown apartment building early yesterday.

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Michael

Nashville, TN

#1 Sep 21, 2009
Don't trust anyone named Jared - that Subway guy is a dork too!
wideglide

New Albany, OH

#2 Sep 21, 2009
Dude what were you thinking... these men & women are already out there risking there lives to save lives... they have family & loved ones they want to go home too... I really hope you learned your lesson... You better hope the Judge gives you a second chance & that you prove to everyone including yourself that you deserve a second chance... BTW your getting an education you need to write a letter an aplogize to your family, your friends, most of all the medic's the police officers, & the pilots...
Boy Brains

New York, NY

#3 Sep 21, 2009
Complete Boy Brains at its best here! One hopes he didn't have intent to fire a riffle; which he did not.
claw71

United States

#4 Sep 21, 2009
The fact that it was attached to a rifle is troubling. It would be one thing to paint a helicopter with a laser for sh1ts and giggles, but not having the presence of mind to take the targeting scope off the rifle is crazy.

In this day and age, laser pointers are intimidating. This wasn't some toy that runs on a crappy little battery, this was a serious device. I'm sure it was easy to distinguish that it wasn't coming from a trinket some kid picked up at 3C Food mart.
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 21, 2009
This idiot is charged with a serious felony and OSU should expell him TODAY.
He didn't "mess up" he got caught and he knew what he was doing when he did it. Let him spend about 5 yrs in prison and see if he "messes up" there. If he's got T Sherman as a lawyer he's got so parents with some big bucks so we'll see a deal cut a poor kid can't get.
VegasBob

Columbus, OH

#6 Sep 21, 2009
You know he was thinking about pulling the trigger of that high powered rifle. You know he was...
Dolores Ames

United States

#7 Sep 21, 2009
What Is that generation coming to? When is this nation of ours going to get a control over guns. Everyday there is a story of shootings and so called pranks with these weapons.The right to bear arms to protect our log cabins from stray animals is alittle oudated, don't you think? I love this country, but we need some updated on our laws written years back in the time when our leaders formed the constitution. The time has changed and so have the reasons to use the gun.......... Gun are not evil it is the people who use them is the biggest cop out line I have ever heard.........Let's get proactive..........
TAXPAYER

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 21, 2009
College kid ---- scare him and then move on to things like CRIME.
perplexed

Chillicothe, OH

#9 Sep 21, 2009
This idiot is lucky he wasn't shot.
earplugs

Columbus, OH

#10 Sep 21, 2009
Dolores Ames wrote:
What Is that generation coming to? When is this nation of ours going to get a control over guns. Everyday there is a story of shootings and so called pranks with these weapons.The right to bear arms to protect our log cabins from stray animals is alittle oudated, don't you think? I love this country, but we need some updated on our laws written years back in the time when our leaders formed the constitution. The time has changed and so have the reasons to use the gun.......... Gun are not evil it is the people who use them is the biggest cop out line I have ever heard.........Let's get proactive..........
This has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with some stupid 22 year old with nothing better to do than to be an idiot!!!
GunOwner

Chillicothe, OH

#11 Sep 21, 2009
Dolores Ames wrote:
What Is that generation coming to? When is this nation of ours going to get a control over guns. Everyday there is a story of shootings and so called pranks with these weapons.The right to bear arms to protect our log cabins from stray animals is alittle oudated, don't you think? I love this country, but we need some updated on our laws written years back in the time when our leaders formed the constitution. The time has changed and so have the reasons to use the gun.......... Gun are not evil it is the people who use them is the biggest cop out line I have ever heard.........Let's get proactive..........
The gun situation may be out of hand, but I still have my second amendment rights. The fact that there are people out there shooting guns is even more reason to own one. This is America, and if you don't want to carry a gun that is your choice and I respect that. But I have the right to protect myself from these nut jobs.
Jon H

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 21, 2009
if it was just a laser, I'd slap his wrists, attached to a gun, I'd throw his butt in the slammer for 30 days with 3 guys nicknamed Hot Carl, Rusty Trombone, and Bubba.
claw71

United States

#13 Sep 21, 2009
Dolores Ames wrote:
What Is that generation coming to? When is this nation of ours going to get a control over guns. Everyday there is a story of shootings and so called pranks with these weapons.The right to bear arms to protect our log cabins from stray animals is alittle oudated, don't you think? I love this country, but we need some updated on our laws written years back in the time when our leaders formed the constitution. The time has changed and so have the reasons to use the gun.......... Gun are not evil it is the people who use them is the biggest cop out line I have ever heard.........Let's get proactive..........
Don't you have some teeth to soak, grandma?

Please. It's not "this generation" it's not guns. It's one stupid idiot whose parents didn't love him enough.

Old people always act like the new generation is out of control, but that argument has been bandied about for thousands of years.

Guns are not evil, people who use them to do bad things might be, but guns are tools. Take guns away and we'll have bows and arrows. Get rid of those and we'll have spears. Take away everything a person can use as a weapon and then you'll still have people choking each other to death. That's reality.
Dave

Jackson, OH

#14 Sep 21, 2009
A Senior Biology student, Wow, no better things to do besides being a total moron! this will look great on your resume!
Chris

Independence, OH

#15 Sep 21, 2009
a week after two other idiots do this???? HE saw how much trouble they got in to....seriously!
Veteran from Columbus

New York, NY

#16 Sep 21, 2009
TAXPAYER wrote:
College kid ---- scare him and then move on to things like CRIME.
I agree..we have all done studip things as a youngster. He does need punishment, I don't thhink jail time is it tho...
Dan

Winchester, KY

#17 Sep 21, 2009
Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance.
TinMan

United States

#18 Sep 21, 2009
Darwins Theory at work - at least he didn't have a chance to breed yet
Julie

Thornville, OH

#19 Sep 21, 2009
I attended the Independence '09 Arts fest downtown on Gay last Saturday. Oddly, I had someone point a green laser in my eye. I assume it was just kids being kids.
Steve

Gallipolis, OH

#20 Sep 21, 2009
The people who disagree with the seriousness and severity of these acts simply don't understand the danger they are creating.(Some don CARE about the danger, they're just stupid people)...The danger is to the aircraft pilot AND anyone on the ground that might be UNDER where the airsraft CRASHES if the pilot looses control or is blinded by a laser and can't see the instruments and flies into something. I agree with the judge. High bail. Harsh penalties. For the safety of all of us!

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