The Ohio University Police Department is investigating an alleged rape in which a woman fought off a man by using pepper spray.
Friday afternoon at 5:23 p.m., the police department was alerted by OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital that a woman said she was raped by an unknown man on the Main Green on the campus of Ohio University on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at around 2 a.m.
The woman reported that she noticed a group of men walking past her and then she was approached by one who tried to kiss her before holding her hands together and digitally penetrating her.
She said she sprayed the man with pepper spray which caused the man and the others to flee.
According to the police report, officials are not able to investigate further due to the anonymous nature of the report.
Anyone with information that may help with the case is asked to contact OUPD at 593-1991.
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On December 2nd, in Tulsa, Okla., police report that a machete brandishing would be robber tried holding up a Cricket Wireless only to be met with an employee armed with pepper spray. The man retreated and was last seen leaving the store area on a bicycle and empty handed.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.
New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- In a brief dated November 7, 2016, submitted in the Appellate case of State v. Lambert, the Office of the Attorney General concedes that New Jersey’s Stun Gun Ban is unconstitutional, stating:
“[T]he State agrees with defendant that New Jersey’s stun-gun statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3h, is unconstitutional in light of Caetano v. Massachusetts, 136 S.Ct. 1027 (2016), and defendant’s conviction under that statute should be vacated in the interests of justice.” (See attached.)
This position was in response to a brief filed on behalf of Appellant Lambert by Joshua Sanders, Esq., of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender Appellate Division. (See attached.)
In this case, Lambert was charged in 2009 with possession of a stun gun in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-3h, as well as other non-weapons charges.
Although the appellant did not raise this constitutional issue in his original 2015 plea, the Attorney General confirms in its brief:
“[T]he State agrees with defendant’s reading of United States Supreme Court precedent. To briefly recap Second-Amendment jurisprudence, the United States Supreme Court held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States[.]” McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742, 750 (2010).”
The AG further recognizes:
“The State is unaware of any legitimate basis to distinguish New Jersey’s stun-gun statute from Massachusetts’ statute. The New Jersey stun-gun statute, like the Massachusetts statute, criminalizes mere possession of a stun gun….. Since both statutes criminalize mere possession of a stun gun, for the reasons outlined in Caetano, New Jersey’s stun-gun statute, like Massachusetts’s statute, violates the Second Amendment.”
Evan F. Nappen, Esq., whose practice focuses on firearm and weapons law, stated in response to this recent development, “This is going to help a lot of people, including those who are looking for a reliable, non-lethal form of defense.”
Additionally, Nappen confirmed that he presently has a number of cases in which this will be of help.
Evan Nappen (www.EvanNappen.com) is a criminal defense attorney who has focused on New Jersey firearms and weapons law for over 23 years. He is the author of the New Jersey Gun Law Guide. Visit his website at www.EvanNappen.com
John Meis saw a shooter on campus. He had already killed one person, shot at others, and when Meis saw him reloading, he grabbed his pepper spray and used it as it is intended to be used. We can't always carry a gun for self-defense. But you can carry your pepper spray almost anywhere. If you don't have it when you need it, it's like being bare naked in a snow storm - you'd give anything for it, but your life may be what you wind up giving. DON'T BE UNARMED - carry pepper spray! Continue reading
In Athens Ohio a Woman uses pepper spray to allegedly fight off attacker.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man grabbed a pedestrian on an Ocean Crest-area roadside early Friday and sexually assaulted her until she doused him with pepper spray and broke free, authorities reported.
The attacker, who was dressed in dark clothing, including a zip-up hooded sweat shirt, jumped the victim as she was walking away from her car in the 4500 block of Riviera Shores Street shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.
When she sprayed him with the Pepper Spray, he let her go and ran off, Sgt. Mike Holden said.
A gunman "hellbent on killing a lot of people" at Seattle Pacific University was stopped thanks to a student's bravery, police say. As the gunman—who shot one person dead and wounded others in a university building—paused to reload his shotgun, he was pepper-sprayed by Jon Meis, a student working as a building monitor, police say. Meis put the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra, in a chokehold as other students and faculty members rushed to help hold him down. Ybarra has been booked on murder charges and police say he was carrying a knife and more shotgun shells. Meis is being hailed as a soft-spoken hero, but "we're not really talking to anyone right now," his sister tells the Seattle Times. “It doesn’t surprise me that he would step in to do something like that," adds a classmate. "He’s a selfless guy.”
As for Ybarra, he was not a student at the small, Christian university and his family and friends are mystified by the rampage. "It makes no sense at all," says a man who described himself as one of Ybarra's closest friends. "He’s super happy and friendly. He’s an awesome guy, someone who would never let you down." He says his friend didn't drink or do drugs and had recently gotten a new job bagging groceries. After the shooting, scores of students and staff members gathered in the center of campus to pray, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. "Remember he is loved and a son," said one freshman offering prayers for the gunman. "He is a brother of ours. Remember he is a son and that he is so loved." A 20-year-old female remains in critical condition, while two male students suffered lesser injuries. One wasn't shot but was instead injured in the struggle to subdue the gunman.
A cyclist riding on a trail near Jasper, Alberta was attacked by a grizzly and spared from any major injuries thanks to a can of pepper spray. The bear tried to bite Etienne Cardinal, a wildlife conflict specialist, but instead clamped down on a can of bear pepper spray and retreated.
Cardinal told CBC Canada his first reaction was to scream at the animal after it knocked him off his bike.
“I was 10 minutes from being back from town, and that’s when I had this little adventure,” he said. “I heard the bear first. He turned on me, just roaring at me ... it was pretty quick, I didn’t really see it coming.”
But when the bear tried to bite Cardinal, it wrapped its jaws around his backpack instead and set off a bear spray canister strapped to the side.
“He had a mouthful of it, which is good,” Cardinal said. “I wasn’t realizing what was going on. I was screaming at it just so that it would stop. I fell on my knees waiting for more blows to come. But nothing came.”
Cardinal said the attack lasted about 10 seconds, and beside a few scratches on his back, he’s unharmed. While officials are still looking for the bear, they’re largely chalking the incident up to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Bear Spray saved this man's life. When camping, hiking, or biking in bear country be sure and equip yourself with Bear Spray, your life might just depend on it.
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