WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue police arrested 21-year-old Purdue student Roy C. SunWednesday on preliminary charges of terroristic mischief andpossession of stolen property.
Purdue Parking Services had placed a wheel lock on Sun's vehicleon Tuesday because the vehicle allegedly displayed a parking permitthat did not belong to Sun.
A wheel lock, a parking ticket, and $20 were left in a box inthe hallway in the Visitor Information Center at about 7:30 a.m. onWednesday. This building also houses Parking Services.
A Purdue news release described the box as "suspicious."
The Visitor Information Center was evacuated.
Police used a portable X-ray machine to identify the box'scontents.
People were allowed back into the building at about 9:00a.m.
Detective Sgt. Matt Rosenbarger said that "terroristic mischief"is when a person knowingly or intentionally places a device withintent to cause a reasonable person to believe that it is a weaponof mass destruction.
The charge for terroristic mischief in this case is a Class Cfelony, punishable by up to eight years in prison and a fine of$10,000. Posession of stolen property is a Class D felony, which ispunishable by up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of$10,000.
Sun was taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail.
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