Woman Sedated After Roughing Up Downtown Magazine Dispensers

With so many news outlets focused on becoming digital, what’s the need for the newspaper and magazine dispensers that line the sidewalks of State College? One woman (and no, we didn’t put her up to it) took the responsibility of ridding the walkways of the pesky blue bins herself.

In an apparent hatred of the the First Amendment, the Town & Gown Magazineor both, a woman was arrested early this morning after she was allegedly found knocking over magazine dispensers on the 200 block of West College Ave, according to State College Police.

After being confronted by police, the woman not only resisted arrest, but was so passionate about infringing on the public’s ability to access State College news that she was taken to the hospital, where she had to be sedated. Police said official charges in the case are still pending.

We here at Onward State respect an impassioned stand for your beliefs more than most, and we’re all for the fight to bring print journalism into the 21st century. However, there might be more subtle — and legal — ways to go about that battle without landing yourself in a hospital bed with an IV full of tranquilizers.

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Lexi Shimkonis

Lexi is an editor-turned-staff writer who can often be found at either Irving's or the Phyrst (with the chances she'll have her backpack being the same). Lexi is a senior hailing from Spring City, PA (kind of) and studying Civil Engineering. Please email questions and/or pleas for an Instagram caption to [email protected], or for a more intimate bond, follow her on Twitter @lexshimko.


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