Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Judge orders guilty Norwood water balloonist to pay $2,500

The Enquirer is reporting that Norwood resident Rodney Smith, one of 3 men arrested for a dangerous water balloon caper in downtown Cincinnati Oct. 5, was sentenced by Judge Julia Stautberg to 6 months probation, 100 hours of community service and payment of $2,500 in restitution. Smith said the 3 are recent graduates of a local film school and were making a video. We have to wonder if their misguided scheme might have involved putting it on YouTube…

10/26/07 UPDATE: According to today’s Enquirer, Judge Stautberg didn’t buy Rodney Smith’s film project story. She told him, “…you need to think ahead of the consequences of your actions, not just try to make people look foolish, which I think was your goal.” She’s not returning the confiscated video equipment to him, either, since the cases of the other 2 defendents are pending.