UPDATE: No Charges For Man Who Left Gun At the Capitol

No Charges For Man Who Left Gun At the Capitol
Cameron Crimnefighter carried a large box containing a gun into the State Capitol in October. Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, Nov.  25, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) ─ The Salt Lake District Attorney’s office has decided not to pursue charges against a man who left a semi-automatic weapon inside the State Capitol on October 15, 2015.

According to UHP Sgt. Todd Royce, Cache County resident Cameron Crimefighter─his legal name─was interviewed extensively by state investigators. They believe he never meant to commit a crime but simply spark a discussion.

Crimefighter told investigators the incident, which prompted an evacuation, was a political statement against gun violence in America.

That political statement led to a flurry of police activity on Utah’s Capitol Hill when Crimefighter was captured by surveillance cameras as he walked into the rotunda’s south entrance carrying a long box with a wreath attached to it.

The surveillance video then shows Crimefighter placing the box on the rotunda floor where he kneels and appears to offer a short prayer before turning and walking away. He was then seen driving off in a white passenger vehicle before security personnel were able to reach him.

The incident triggered an evacuation of the entire building until bomb technicians could determine what was inside the box.


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