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Felony Snowball Tossing Charges Lodged
The Smiking Gun ^ | 9 Feb. 2010 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: assault; crime; felony; jmu; prank; snowball; snowstorm
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I've heard it all now...
1 posted on 02/09/2010 9:43:27 AM PST by PilotDave
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To: PilotDave

Like the NC town that banned all alcohol and firearms because of the “snow emergency” - sometimes leaders can be, well... STUPID.


2 posted on 02/09/2010 9:45:29 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: PilotDave

What? two kids up against a SNOW PLOW. And the snow plow driver was hurt HOW???


3 posted on 02/09/2010 9:46:35 AM PST by annieokie
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To: PilotDave

Felony ?????


4 posted on 02/09/2010 9:46:44 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: PilotDave

When snowballs are outlawed, only outlaws will have snowballs...


5 posted on 02/09/2010 9:46:58 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: PilotDave

This is so ridiculous!!!!!!

Were the arresting officers Barney Fife and Warren????


6 posted on 02/09/2010 9:48:08 AM PST by Boonie
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To: PilotDave

Looks like government employees are being turned into a ‘protected’ class.

Happens in all empires when they transition from a republic to a tyranny.


7 posted on 02/09/2010 9:48:31 AM PST by x1stcav (Charter member of the Yukon Army..)
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To: Tzfat

“Like the NC town that banned all alcohol and firearms because of the “snow emergency””

Interestingly, it didn’t even snow there!


8 posted on 02/09/2010 9:49:24 AM PST by PilotDave (Anyone who can get NJ + MA to vote R, can't be all bad.)
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To: PilotDave

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.


9 posted on 02/09/2010 9:51:07 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: PilotDave

Snowballs are now missles...


10 posted on 02/09/2010 9:51:07 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: PilotDave

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...”


11 posted on 02/09/2010 9:51:52 AM PST by Boonie
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To: PilotDave

Can’t get snow on the snowplow dontcha know...


12 posted on 02/09/2010 9:52:11 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: PilotDave
I hope they give these two the electric chair!

BASTARDS!!!

13 posted on 02/09/2010 9:52:25 AM PST by trickyricky
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Snowballs, icy missiles of death!
Story at 11:00.


14 posted on 02/09/2010 9:52:28 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PilotDave

“Junior Barnes....you gunky!”


15 posted on 02/09/2010 9:53:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: tet68

Congress in an emergency session today voted to ban “assault” snowballs.....More at 11 NEWS...


16 posted on 02/09/2010 9:54:01 AM PST by Boonie
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To: PilotDave

Can you imagine the street cred in prison?


17 posted on 02/09/2010 9:54:05 AM PST by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping.


18 posted on 02/09/2010 9:54:28 AM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: trickyricky

Yes, we need classes on safe snowballing, waiting periods, permits... All to keep the children safe.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 9:55:29 AM PST by PilotDave (Anyone who can get NJ + MA to vote R, can't be all bad.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Felony ?????

Back door gun control

20 posted on 02/09/2010 9:56:49 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: Boonie
Reminds me of the scene in "The Patriot" when a British detachment is traveling through the woods, dragging Mel Gibson's son as a prisoner. Suddenly shots ring out. One by one by the British soldiers fall. Eventually, the bullets stop but the tomahawk work begins. There's blood everywhere. The entire British detachment is wiped out (almost) and the prisoner is rescued and led away.

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.

21 posted on 02/09/2010 9:58:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: Doomonyou
Snowballs are now missles...

Give it some time and they'll be considered WMD's

22 posted on 02/09/2010 10:01:58 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: PilotDave

I’m siding with the students - why?? Because JMU is my alma mater ;-) Go Dukes!


23 posted on 02/09/2010 10:02:15 AM PST by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: PilotDave

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.


24 posted on 02/09/2010 10:02:53 AM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: PilotDave

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.


25 posted on 02/09/2010 10:05:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: PilotDave

“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


26 posted on 02/09/2010 10:06:22 AM PST by sten
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To: Fred Hayek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqROt6plySA


27 posted on 02/09/2010 10:07:48 AM PST by houeto (Remember in November!)
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To: PilotDave
Perhaps this will be dismissed for lack of evidence, unless the keep the snowballs in the freezer until the trial.

-PJ

28 posted on 02/09/2010 10:08:41 AM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: tet68
Snowballs. The scourge of modern society. When will the madness end!
Women and minorities hardest hit
George Bush and Sarah Palin to blame.
Story at 11:00
29 posted on 02/09/2010 10:12:33 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 36 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: Tzfat

hows about “conrolling” and “power hungry”...totally “the head ..........., what is in charge”


30 posted on 02/09/2010 10:13:41 AM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: PilotDave
I was appalled that he said he spit a loogie into the snowballs

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.......

31 posted on 02/09/2010 10:14:07 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: PilotDave

You can have my snowball when you pry it from my cold hands.


32 posted on 02/09/2010 10:15:11 AM PST by timeflies
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To: PilotDave

“...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!


34 posted on 02/09/2010 10:21:29 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: PilotDave

Surprised they weren’t labeled terrorists.


35 posted on 02/09/2010 10:24:22 AM PST by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown)
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


36 posted on 02/09/2010 10:26:19 AM PST by gopheraj
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To: WKUHilltopper

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.


37 posted on 02/09/2010 10:26:52 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: Right Wing Assault
Yes, irate stuck ups can be maddened by snowballs. "Mad" being the operative term. This is crazy, let them go and get a life.
38 posted on 02/09/2010 10:32:36 AM PST by JasonC
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To: PilotDave

Now if the the cops had a trunk monkey they could have settled this without felony charges.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGFuMrkVzXw&feature=PlayList&p=4796131B7009060D&index=13


39 posted on 02/09/2010 10:32:44 AM PST by valkyry1
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To: PilotDave

The perps were found with snowball residue on their “firing” hands. It doesn’t look good even though the weapon has not been found.


40 posted on 02/09/2010 10:33:28 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: biggredd1
Have any of you peeps ever been in a vehicle thats being pelted with snowballs???

Yep and just like me when I was a kid, they had a well planned escape route and I never caught them......LOL!

41 posted on 02/09/2010 10:33:56 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back.......)
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To: PilotDave

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!


42 posted on 02/09/2010 10:34:05 AM PST by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
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To: PilotDave

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...


43 posted on 02/09/2010 10:56:51 AM PST by goldfinch
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To: JasonC

How would you feel if some kids were throwing tennis balls at your car and you didn’t know they were coming?


44 posted on 02/09/2010 11:18:17 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Doomonyou

“Snowballs are now missles...”

Missiles are just rockets with guidance systems on them. These must be rc snowballs!


45 posted on 02/09/2010 11:24:13 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.


46 posted on 02/09/2010 11:24:17 AM PST by beandog
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.


47 posted on 02/09/2010 11:29:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: annieokie

Armor piercing snowballs. Go right through an engine block.


48 posted on 02/09/2010 11:33:15 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: ClearCase_guy

Had some help from his kids, as I recall..............


49 posted on 02/09/2010 11:47:19 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Yeah, but the British didn’t know that.


50 posted on 02/09/2010 11:48:30 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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