In another example of over-zealous prosecution, two members of a running club are being charged with terror-related offenses for using flour to mark the path of a club outting.
New Haven ophthalmologist Daniel Salchow, 36, and his sister, Dorothee, 31, have been charged with first-degree breach of peace, a felony. The couple were the “hares” who marked the often tricky course with flour and decided to cut through an IKEA parking lot. A call triggered a police response and the charges. In explaining the reaction, the Mayor noted that:
“You see powder connected by arrows and chalk, you never know,” she said. “It could be a terrorist, it could be something more serious. We’re thankful it wasn’t, but there were a lot of resources that went into figuring that out.”
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