Skip to comments.Felony Snowball Tossing Charges Lodged
Posted on 02/09/2010 9:43:27 AM PST by PilotDave
Felony snowball throwing charges have been leveled against two Virginia college students for allegedly pelting a city plow and an undercover police car during Saturday's blizzard. Charles Gill and Ryan Knight, both 21, were nabbed by cops in Harrisonburg, where they attend James Madison University. According to police, the pair first targeted a city plow last Saturday afternoon. The driver responded by calling cops to report the frosty fusillade. When police responded to the scene in a bid to identify the assailants, their unmarked vehicle also came under an icy assault. Gill and Knight, a guard on JMU's basketball team, were then apprehended and booked into jail for throwing missiles at occupied vehicles, a felony.
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Like the NC town that banned all alcohol and firearms because of the “snow emergency” - sometimes leaders can be, well... STUPID.
What? two kids up against a SNOW PLOW. And the snow plow driver was hurt HOW???
When snowballs are outlawed, only outlaws will have snowballs...
This is so ridiculous!!!!!!
Were the arresting officers Barney Fife and Warren????
Looks like government employees are being turned into a ‘protected’ class.
Happens in all empires when they transition from a republic to a tyranny.
“Like the NC town that banned all alcohol and firearms because of the snow emergency”
Interestingly, it didn’t even snow there!
I saw a guy interviewed on Fox about the big snowball fight in DC and I was appalled that he said he spit a loogie into the snowballs first. The reporter laughed like this was all a big joke. What a disgusting culture we have become.
Snowballs are now missles...
Snow plow operator to police, “But, but, but, the snowballs were coming from EVERYWHERE!!! There were so many of them!!!!”*crying now* “I was so scared...afraid for my life...I thought I had seen my wife and kids for the last time...” “Thousands of snowballs!!!!!!!!!”
“What??? Only two throwing them???” “ohhhhhh...”
Can’t get snow on the snowplow dontcha know...
Snowballs, icy missiles of death!
Story at 11:00.
“Junior Barnes....you gunky!”
Congress in an emergency session today voted to ban “assault” snowballs.....More at 11 NEWS...
Can you imagine the street cred in prison?
Yes, we need classes on safe snowballing, waiting periods, permits... All to keep the children safe.
Back door gun control
Afterward, a lone survivor is being questioned by Lord Cornwallis. As the interrogation proceeds, it becomes clear that the British were wiped out by a single man.
Give it some time and they'll be considered WMD's
I’m siding with the students - why?? Because JMU is my alma mater ;-) Go Dukes!
Yikes! Minneapolis is leaking out into Virginia! A year ago I was walking by this one house with a labrador retriever in the yard. So I pick up some snow, and the dog is going “yeahyeahyeah snowballsnowballsnowball”. I lob the snowball towrd some random place in the yard, and the dog runs after it. Owner throws a hairy fit, claims I am assaulting the dog, pelting the dog with snowballs.
I think it’s crazy to should arrest these guys, BUT, a good unexpected snowball to the driver’s window can scare the crap out of you. I’ve seen people get out and chase kids who pounded them. If you’ve been sitting stuck for an hour in snowbound traffic, you are already pretty irritable.
One of my brothers was with a bunch of kids throwing snowballs at traffic in a nasty after-school snowstorm. A bus driver got tired of it and stopped the bus. The kids took off. (This was 50 years ago when kids still had some fear of adults.) One of them ran in front of the bus and slipped just as the driver started up again. A front tire ran over the kid’s head.
I can still remember the police coming to our house asking my brother what he saw happen.
“Gill and Knight, a guard on JMU’s basketball team, were then apprehended and booked into jail for throwing missiles at occupied vehicles, a felony”
throwing missiles? a snowball is a missile??
talk about using inflammatory language to increase the impact of an otherwise boring story
hows about “conrolling” and “power hungry”...totally “the head ..........., what is in charge”
When I was a young teenager I was at my buddy's house where we were throwing snowballs into his trout pond. As he was pulling his arm back to make a throw, I decided to throw my snowball and try to knock his out of his hand. I was only about 8 feet away from him so it should have been a cinch.
Well it wasn't......throwing as hard as I could I nailed him right upside his head........LOL!
And thats how the fight started.......
You can have my snowball when you pry it from my cold hands.
“...then apprehended and booked into jail for throwing missiles at occupied vehicles...”
Throwing missiles?? We’re they heat seeking snowball missiles, MIRV multiple snowball warheads or SAMs?
What an incredible waste of time and abuse of duty...so some kids threw snowballs at you. Boo hoo! Get over it!
Surprised they weren’t labeled terrorists.
Seven YO grandson pelted his other grandmother with a snowball in the face that hit her square on the nose. Brought blood. Turned out it was more of an ice snowball. Bubby got in trouble.
Have any of you peeps ever been in a vehicle thats being pelted with snowballs??? Its a safety threat for sure. Glass sounds like it could shatter at anytime, metal sounds like its been dented big time, its a criminal act absolutely.
Now if the the cops had a trunk monkey they could have settled this without felony charges.
The perps were found with snowball residue on their “firing” hands. It doesn’t look good even though the weapon has not been found.
Yep and just like me when I was a kid, they had a well planned escape route and I never caught them......LOL!
One of the funniest things I ever saw was when I was about 11. After a big snow we were throwing snowballs at cars. The first guy got out and returned fire. Good enough.
We pelted the next car, but my bud, Mark threw a sky ball - as high as he could. The guy jumped out of his car and he was PISSED. He yelled and raved. The six of us stood there, hands at our sides while he went on and on.
Then the sky ball hit - bulls eye in the middle of his windshield!
I hate to take the opposite side here...but the two snowball throwers are way to dumb to be in college. Any seven year old knows that if you have been heaving snowballs at moving vehicles, you high tail it out of there when you see the cop car...
How would you feel if some kids were throwing tennis balls at your car and you didn’t know they were coming?
“Snowballs are now missles...”
Missiles are just rockets with guidance systems on them. These must be rc snowballs!
I agree with you. I’m disgusted that people around here think it’s okay to throw things at autos. I’ve had it happen to me and it can startle you. What if the guy had run off the road. I have a feeling people would feel differently if it was them that had the snowballs thrown at them.
Know wonder we have kids behaving the way they do. Their parents think it’s cute. We then get to here all the stories about the “bad” things they did when they were kids.
Sounds like what my college dorm mate used to do with his friends in high skrool. They’d go biscuiting! What is biscuiting? You go to the store and get those el cheapo ready to bake things of biscuits, stand on the side of the road and throw them at cars. One night he and his buddies were biscuiting and along came a cop car, which they didn’t know until the biscuits had left their hand, and, well...
Or you throw them from your car at other cars or people.
Armor piercing snowballs. Go right through an engine block.
Had some help from his kids, as I recall..............
Yeah, but the British didn’t know that.