Archive for Friday, May 25, 2012

Homeless man charged in Kansas TV station attack

May 25, 2012


— A 48-year-old homeless man has been charged with breaking into a Kansas television station and attacking several employees.

Shawnee County records show the four felonies and two misdemeanors were filed late Thursday against Ray Anthony Miles. He remains jailed on $100,000 bond in Wednesday's melee at WIBW-TV in Topeka.

Miles reportedly became upset after learning the station wouldn't do a story on his problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs and threw a lamp through the glass front doors.

WIBW officials said two sales employees were cut while attempting to restrain Miles. The news director was knocked down, and the chief engineer was left with a black eye. None of the injuries were serious.

The public defender's office didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment Friday.


jhawkinsf 5 years, 12 months ago

If I recall the earlier article, he was upset with the VA over some changes made to his medications. What's clear is that this man has some mental health problems. He's exactly the type of person who should be getting services. However, with many getting services who do not deserve them, people such as this fall through the cracks. He's not getting what he needs because the system is spending time and money on people who should be told to take responsibility for themselves and get a job.

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