March 21, 2013

On Spring Break, Four Cornell Students Arrested in Ohio for Alleged Break-In

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Four Cornell students were arrested in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday for allegedly breaking into houses near Ohio State University, according to Ohio news outlets.

The four students were at OSU for spring break, according to local police. Undercover officers reportedly saw one student enter the home of Scott Feldmiller, a junior at OSU, while the other three acted as lookouts, according to WBNS-10TV, a local news station.

Feldmiller — who was sleeping at the time — was then woken up by the sound of police banging on his front door to tell him he had been burglarized, according to WBNS-10TV. Feldmiller and his roommates said to police that the only thing missing from their house was a case of beer.

The four Cornell students also walked up to other houses in the area to check if their doors were unlocked, according to police.

When one student allegedly came out of a second home he had entered, police arrested him and the three other students, according to WBNS-10TV.

The four students are facing felony charges, but are currently are out on bond, an attorney representing the group told WBNS-10TV.

“You hear about crime going on, but you never think it’s going to be students, especially from another school,” John Mercurio, Feldmiller’s roommate and an OSU student, told WBNS-10TV.

Original Author: Caroline Flax