1 arrested outside Omaha funeral for fallen Marine
Omaha ? A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of spraying mace into a crowd gathered outside an Omaha church hosting a funeral for a fallen Marine.
Omaha police say George Vogel sprayed mace from an industrial-size dispenser as he drove past the First United Methodist Church just before 10 a.m. Saturday. More than a dozen people, including a police officer, were exposed to mace.
Police say Vogel faces 16 misdemeanor charges of assault and one count each of felony assault of an officer and child neglect.
Members of Kansas’ Westboro Baptist Church were protesting outside the funeral for Staff Sgt. Michael Bock. Police say they weren’t believed to be involved in mace incident.
Vogel’s wife, Marlene, says he doesn’t yet have an attorney. She declined to comment further.