Skip to comments.Two men arrested under OU campus
Posted on 10/21/2005 2:40:31 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
Two Norman men face felony charges after allegedly breaking into a tunnel under the University of Oklahoma campus to get into a building on the South Oval.
Christopher Thomas Boyce, 24, and James Kent Eldridge, 20, were charged Thursday in Cleveland County District Court with conspiracy to commit burglary and second-degree burglary.
According to an affidavit, a witness saw Boyce and Eldridge entering an underground tunnel system by cutting the locks to a manhole cover in the 1100 block of Asp Avenue. Police said the pair then opened a perimeter door and entered Richards Hall, where they removed a "stoppered glass vial."
Probably unrelated to OU Bombing, but interesting and worth noting anyway... The men arrested stole a "stoppered glass vial" from Richards Hall. No mention of what was in the vial, or what is housed in this particular building.
Yes, no reason to be alarmed. Most jackazz'd burglars steal vials of anything handy- just for kicks. You know, "see how stupid you folks are being, we love this Country- big time- long time- no zzhitt."
Yep... move along...
ALL: Did a quick google and found out that Richards Hall houses the Zoology Dept. at OU... Very interested in what was in that vial!
The walls of Hopla's office in Richards Hall are lined with wooden boxes that hold the more than 50,000 flea specimens the OU George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus of Zoology has collected and studied during most of his 50-plus-year career.
An internationally known expert in zoonotic diseases-those transmitted from animals to humans-Hopla, at age 85, still travels the world to participate in medical conferences, sharing his vast and always-expanding body of knowledge. In December, he chaired a session and moderated another at a conference in Bangkok, Thailand, where a decade ago he helped establish a comparative medicine program at one of that country's leading universities.
He also continues his research, mostly in Caddo Canyon, Oklahoma, approximately 60 miles west of Norman, where he has converted a 1930s farmhouse and some acreage into a field laboratory. While the flea is his primary subject these days, Hopla also studies diseases transmitted to mammals by the cliff swallow, a single-brooded bird that migrates to South America each winter and back to North America each spring. In collaboration with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Infection in Atlanta, he has isolated a virus transmitted by the cliff swallow that is very similar to the West Nile virus, as well as a handful of others that he is trying to fully identify.
Thanks Flyer - on the OU Map it just said Zoology. This makes it even more suspicious.
< sarcasm > Wonder if they'll cover this in the MSM??? < /sarcasm >
Well that is interesting.
I wonder what the zoology department was working on?
Thank you very much for the info razorback. Much appreciated!
It gets worse... check up the thread from your post - they study zoonotic diseases in Richards Hall. It's also listed as the University Biological Station...
Thank you Liberty Rocks.
Monkey virus? Ketamine? Or bufotenine?
Hmmm. . .
Glad they were caught!
First cop on scene: "Here, let me see that!" (Opens vial and sniffs to identify contents).
Here's the URL for the complete article about Distinguished Professor Emeritus Cluff Hopla...
Much thanks to Razorback-bert for finding this article...
Do you get the idea that we have heard these stories before (re: KKM and bros.)??????
The OU branch of AQ.
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