Photo: Von I. Meyer, 60, threatened killings at elementary school, many guns were collectibles

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December 16, 2012

Can you say copycat? It’s also more likely purely rhetorical, given that he made a threat and didn’t simply act on it. But his guns are what the media will highlight. That’s the narrative.

Early Friday morning, police were called to the home of Von I. Meyer, 60, in 9300 block of West 133rd Avenue, after it was reported that he threatened to set his wife on fire after she fell asleep, according to a statement from Cedar Lake police.

Meyer also said he was going to enter the Jane Ball Elementary School – less than 1,000 feet from his home – and “kill as many people as he could before police could stop him,” the statement said.

Police notified school officials and security measures were taken at all local schools on Friday, the statement said.

Hidden in his 2-story, “historic” home, authorities found 47 guns and ammunition with an estimated value of over $100,000, the statement said. Many of the guns seized during the search were collector’s items, the statement said.

Saturday morning, formal charges were filed against Meyer, who police said is a known member of motorcycle gang, and a search warrant was issued.

That afternoon, West 133rd Avenue was closed while authorities entered Meyer’s home, which is connected to the school by a series of trails and walking paths in a wooded area, and took custody of Meyer without incident.

via Police: Indiana man threatened killings at elementary school – chicagotribune.com.



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Comments:
  1. dJ says:

    A warrant was obtained most likely by false pretenses due to his wife was mad at him and said what she wanted to have him arrested. It happens everyday….

    • Ragspierre says:

      Support?

      • dJ says:

        Yes. I support the 2nd ammendment and the right to innocent until proven guilty!!! Which alot of society lacks.
        I also support truthfulness not lies.
        I can say you threatened to kill lot’s of people that doesn’t make it true that you said that and my actions if i did so shouldn’t allow you to lose your civil rights and your right to privacy. We the people do have a constituin and costitutional rights.

        • dJ says:

          Of course i didn’t proofread otherwise i wouldn’t have missed the first spelling on constitution.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Yeah, what I see is that you really are pretty stupid.

          First, the law assumes one is not guilty until proven to be.

          That is ONLY for the law. For instance, OJ might be acquitted by a jury, but that does not make him less guilty of murder in fact. People are free to NOT assume innocence in the face of facts.

          Second, police arrested this moke on probable cause. You may not like that, and assume his wife lied and the police simply accepted her lies. STFW? You have no idea what you are talking about, do you?

          Third, nobody has infringed on anybody’s rights here. Due process is being afforded the suspect, and he will be given all kinds of consideration. Unless he is found to have violated criminal law, his guns will be returned to him. As they should be.

          Finally, you appear to be an idiot. You might want to be less blatant about your stupid.

      • Ragspierre says:

        I see, so your are engaging in rank speculation.

        OK, so we have that clear.

        • dJ says:

          Apparently you are to blind to see and not intellegent enough to know!!! Rank Speculation here is the lack of the facts made in this article while assuming this person is guilty and helping direct the public towards him looking guilty with the lack of knowledge produced by the article. It is also the ignorance you show in your assumption…..
          OK, so we have that clear!!!!!

        • dJ says:

          Apparently you are to blind to see and not intellegent enough to know!!! Rank Speculation here is the lack of the facts made in this article while assuming this person is guilty and helping direct the public towards him looking guilty with the lack of knowledge produced by the article. It is also the ignorance you show in your assumption…..
          OK, so we have it clear NOW!!!!!

    • derrick says:

      dj are you for real? GFY….If you dont know what that means then sound it out!

  2. dJ says:

    It’s not illegal to be a gun collector.
    Also Motorcycle gangs participate in Toys for Tots and many motorcycle gang members are also exmilitary and some police officers just as some are Dr.s and Lawyers.

  3. dJ says:

    So News Reporter let’s get the real story.
    Was it his voice authorities heard make these so called threats or hear say from the voice of his angry wife….?????? Why don’t you get the whole story before you jump to writing a half knowledge incomplete article with the lack of important imformation. Lacking full details can manipulate a situation to make an innocent person to look guilty or a guilty person to look innocent. Maybe i should help with editing your articles. I can edit the details and total facts part of things and you can be more imformative.

  4. Patriot says:

    What this fellow needs is better access to a Bushmaster.