If you see these men on the streets, you are advised to be cautious and avoid eye contact Charles Gill and Ryan Knight, both 21, are felonious snowballers. The James Madison University students were arrested in Harrisburg when they threw a snowball at a city plow, which hopefully could handle the hits. The snowplow driver was aghast and called police. The men then threw snowballs at the officer’s unmarked vehicle. Of course, in Washington, our detectives go directly to the use of their handguns to warn snowballers, here.
The students were jailed for throwing missiles at occupied vehicles, a felony. They face between one and five years in prison, and a maximum $2,500 fine.
The foreign press is all over this story, here. They are right to find it ridiculous. It is part of our criminalization of America where every infraction must be defined in criminal terms, here. I am only surprised that this was not charged under the ever-expanding domestic terrorism laws. After all, snow is only a few chemical changes away from C-4 plastique.
For the charge sheet and story, click here.