Man accused of Megabus threat appears in court
Tue, 27 May 2014 21:21:37 GMT —
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge has set bond at $250,000 for a 26-year-old man accused of threatening a Megabus driver with a pellet gun in an alleged hijacking attempt in central Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch reports 26-year-old Arsenio Rodriguez made his initial appearance in a Columbus courtroom Tuesday and told reporters he has mental-health problems.
The newspaper says a police report read in court indicates Rodriguez told investigators he has schizophrenia but wasn't taking his medication.
Rodriguez is charged with robbery. A message seeking comment was left for the public defender who said in court that Rodriguez is homeless.
A police spokesman has said an officer responding Monday to reports of a man with a gun saw Rodriguez with the weapon and fired multiple times, injuring Rodriguez and a passenger.
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