Man in WWII Uniform Attacks 2 at Museum




 
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Man in WWII Uniform Attacks 2 at Museum
 
March 22nd, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Man in WWII Uniform Attacks 2 at Museum


Man in WWII Uniform Attacks 2 at Museum
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) - A man dressed in a World War II military uniform attacked two employees at the Evergreen Aviation Museum this week, police said. McMinnville Police Capt. Dennis Marks said Gerald Lahey, a transient, broke into the rear of the building and smashed the glass panel of a display case. He then removed the coat, hat and pants from a World War II uniform and put them on.

Lahey was inside when operations director Phillip Jeager, 33, of McMinnville and cafe manager Cheryl McKay, 62, of Sheridan arrived for work Monday morning. Marks said Lahey punched Jeager several times and bit McKay.
Neither employee required hospitalization.
Museum spokeswoman Nicole Wahlberg said Lahey got into one of the museum's airplanes. He is also accused of pulling a fire alarm and knocking a television set to the floor. Four windows were boarded up after the incident. Damage estimates to the museum - home to Howard Hughes' legendary Spruce Goose and a growing collection of other aircraft - have not been released.
Lahey was booked into the Yamhill County Jail on charges of assault, criminal mischief, burglary, robbery and resisting arrest, Marks said. He was lodged in the jail infirmary due to mental health concerns, and was arraigned Tuesday.
It was Lahey's second run-in with the law in less than 24 hours.
The afternoon before the museum incident, Lahey got into a car accident and was reportedly uncooperative with law enforcement at the scene. Oregon State Police trooper Mark McDougal said Lahey tried to pass another driver who was making a turn but Lahey was driving too quickly and drove into a ditch, rolling his car several times. Officers determined he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Lahey was taken to the hospital where he refused medical treatment but did undergo a mental evaluation, police said.

March 23rd, 2007  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Uhhh...I dunno exactly WHAT to say to this...Are you SURE he wasn't under any influence...Or psychologically ill in the first place?
March 26th, 2007  
major liability
 
 
Without crazy folks, the world would be that much more boring. I wonder what they were thinking when a WWII guy attacked them.
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Man in WWII Uniform Attacks 2 at Museum
March 26th, 2007  
Rob Henderson
 
 
^^^LOL, a good point.
 


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