Man Arrested for Shooting Robot

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Ohio man Michael Blevins, 62, has been arrested and charged for harming a robot. Is this the next logical news item we should expect to see in a world with cybernetic hate crime?

Via Noel Brinkerhoff of AllGov:

[Blevins] was holed up in his home in Waverly, intoxicated and armed with multiple firearms, when police responded to reports of shots being fired inside the residence.

Wanting to avoid a confrontation, local police sent two surveillance robots inside the home to find Blevins. Upon seeing the larger of the two robots, Blevins opened fire and damaged the roving technology.

Police later stormed the house and used an electronic stun gun to subdue and then apprehend Blevins without any human getting hurt.

He now faces two felony counts of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance and vandalism of government property, among other charges.

Go to AllGov for more, or the original coverage from the Chillicothe Gazette and the Singularity Hub.


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4 Comments on "Man Arrested for Shooting Robot"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Apr 1, 2013 at 12:53 am |

    Is it really that he shot the robot? Or that he damaged police property?

  2. Chaos_Dynamics | Apr 1, 2013 at 8:56 am |

    Eric & Bob 2.0:

    I shot the robot, but I did not shoot the deputy…

  3. “…vandalism of government property”(…) Ah, that’s how they’re going to gets us. Shooting a robot is not the problem, it’s the fact that the robor is ‘government property’.
    Anarchy Pony was thinking the same thing.

  4. Breshvic | Apr 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm |

    ‘What’s that? You were in your home minding your own business, when a surveillance robot hovers in? Well, if you don’t have anything to hide, why worry about it? And if you damage or impair the intrusive mechanoid, well, that’s our probable cause!’

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