Police: Ohio man used rifle, ax on park gate

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 9:05 PM

Police in southwest Ohio said a man was so angry that a park revoked his privileges that he destroyed the park gate with an assault rifle and an ax. Police said 23-year-old Michael Rosenbaum, of Cincinnati, was arrested Tuesday on charges of vandalism and possession of criminal tools.

Police said Rosenbaum lost his Grand Valley Preserve privileges after he ignored warnings to stop setting fires to keep warm while fishing.

Indian Hill Detective Steve Makin said Rosenbaum on Nov. 24 destroyed the gate with an ax and fired four rounds into a box controlling the gate.

Damage is estimated at $1,500.

Rosenbaum was in jail Wednesday. A message seeking comment was left at the office of his attorney, Jack Rubenstein.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com