Sunday, November 29, 2009

Never ever give parking services back their wheel lock...or you're a terrorist!!!

Purdue student arrested in connection with suspicious package

Purdue police have arrested a student in connection with a suspicious package found Thursday morning in the university's Visitor Information Center.

Roy C. Sun, 21, a senior in the College of Engineering from Andover, Mass., faces preliminary charges of terroristic mischief and possession of stolen property.

An employee at the center, 504 Northwestern Ave., which also houses Parking Services, alerted police at about 7:50 a.m. about a suspicious box left in a hallway by three college-age men. Police evacuated about 10 people from the building and used a portable X-ray machine to identify the box's contents. The box contained a wheel look, a Purdue parking ticket and $20, Detective Sgt. Matt Rosenbarger said. People were allowed back into the building at about 9 a.m.

Purdue Parking Services had written the ticket and placed the wheel lock on Sun's vehicle the previous day because the car allegedly displayed a parking permit that did not belong to him.

Rosenbarger said terroristic mischief is when a person knowingly or intentionally places a device with the intent to cause a reasonable person to believe that it is a weapon of mass destruction. In this case, the act would be a Class C felony, punishable by a maximum of eight years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Possession of stolen property is a Class D felony, which is punishable by up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.


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