Public Safety Man Accused of Truck Attack on Protesters in Pasadena Arrested in Federal Weapons Case Suspect used family vineyard in Lodi ‘as a training camp to prepare to engage in civil disorders,’ feds say By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 5:28 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 32 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe A truck narrowly misses demonstrators at Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena on May 31, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Now/James Carbone)A San Marino man awaiting criminal proceedings after he allegedly attacked a group of protestors in Pasadena in late-May was again arrested Wednesday in connection with a federal case related to illegally obtaining and transporting guns, authorities said.Federal agents arrested Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, on charges of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and making a false statement in acquisition of firearms, according to U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Ciaran McEvoy.The case stems from his arrest on May 31, following the alleged truck attack on demonstrators who were protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis at Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, according to Pasadena police and federal prosecutors.He drove a large 4×4 truck adorned with a Colonial American Flag and a Gadsen Flag emblazoned with a snake and the words “Don’t Tread On Me” as he skidded through the intersection, narrowly missing dozens of protesters, police said at the time.Officers soon found the truck and arrested the driver, later identified as Hung, on suspicion of assault.Police noted at the time that a loaded handgun was recovered from his truck. He was released on a $30,000 bond pending legal proceedings.Local prosecutors filed a count of carrying a loaded firearm in public against Hung on Aug. 13, and an arraignment date was scheduled for Sept. 29, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.The handgun ultimately led to further investigation, and the new federal case, officials said.Additionally, investigators found “multiple high-capacity magazines loaded with ammunition, an 18-inch machete, $3,200 in cash, a long metal pipe, and a megaphone” inside the truck, McEvoy said in a written statement.FBI agents determined Hung had obtained the gun from a friend in Oregon, who had acted as a so-called “stray buyer,” authorities allege.“When the friend purchased the firearm, he falsely represented that he was the actual transferee of the gun, rather than Hung,” McEvoy said. “Hung and his friend then allegedly conspired to transport the firearm to California, where Hung kept the firearm at his San Marino home prior to bringing it to the May 31 demonstration.”Hung is further accused of purchasing at least three additional guns in Oregon, then transporting them to California.“He also allegedly amassed other firearms and tactical equipment from suppliers throughout the United States and used his family’s vineyard in Lodi, California as a training camp to prepare to engage in civil disorders,” McEvoy said.Hung made his initial appearance in federal court in Los Angeles Wednesday, where a judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing on Monday, according to the DOJ. He was scheduled to appear for an arraignment on Oct. 15.If convicted as charged, Hung could face up to five years in federal prison.
DECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — The National Weather Service in Indianapolis recently conducted a damage survey in the area after last week’s severe weather and has confirmed a tornado was on the ground in Southeast Decatur County.According to the damage assessment published by the National Weather Service, an EF1 tornado touched down around 7:35 PM on Thursday approximately 2 miles northeast of Millhousen.The tornado was on the ground for around four minutes traveling 2.8 miles and caused damage to a few farm outbuildings, destroying one of them.Several trees were uprooted or snapped.Estimated winds were around 95 MPH.