Men Fined For Pranks That Trapped Dorm Adviser

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Athens, Ohio (AP) -- Three Ohio University pranksters have been fined hundreds of dollars for barricading a dormitory adviser in his room twice, first with rope and later with a chain and padlock.

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Upperman and 20-year-old Daniel Rambacher, both of north Canton, and 19-year-old Thomas Grasso of Chagrin Falls pleaded no contest this week to misdemeanor charges including criminal mischief and unlawful restraint.

The now former OU students were convicted by an Athens County municipal court judge, who ordered them to pay fines ranging from $750 to $1,100 and each serve 100 hours of community service.

The dorm resident assistant was not harmed when he was trapped the two times in may.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Adam Location: Williamstown on Oct 27, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    ok no one was hurt it was a harmless prank so why is any one paying?
  • by anon Location: ohio on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    I should have said for a domitory advisor and not a fellow student but they same principle still applies. Maybe you should get a padlock with you on the other side and wear some orange. This is a good time of year for the color orange!
  • by anon Location: ohio on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    Is this the mentality of people coming from the Canton area?! No respect for fellow students. Maybe they need to go back to first grade and try to learn something beside how to use ropes and chains.
  • by dar Location: athens on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:36 AM
    ok kids will be kids, my question is... who gets the money?? i think the trapped guy should,, do you,
  • by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:09 AM
    kidnapping is not a prank, it's a crime and hurtful
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