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Plea Entered in Airport Nail Throwing Case

Venice man sentenced for peppering the driveways of Santa Monica flight schools with nails.

A Venice man who scattered hundreds of roofing nails on the driveways of Santa Monica Airport flight schools was sentenced to 25 days of community service after entering a no contest plea to misdemeanor vandalism, the Santa Monica Daily Press reported.

In May, a Santa Monica Police Department employee allegedly caught Jeremiah Kean Mayman peppering 1.5-inch roofing nails across the driveways as he rode by on an 18-speed bicycle, according to the newspaper.

The newspaper reported a total of more than 600 nails reportedly appeared May 8, May 10, May 18 and May 31 in the driveways at Justice Aviation, American Flyers and Krueger Aviation.

It had reported earlier the flight schools—the subject of scrutiny by neighbors fed up with aircraft noise and pollution—suspected the nails might have been deliberately placed there.

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RDJ September 21, 2012 at 07:25 PM
What a joke; this person actions could have created a dangerous situation! He deserves jail time not community service. Our wonderful judicial system in action again.
Pilot Dave September 23, 2012 at 07:08 PM
This is clearly a misguided youth. He is very confused and needs to learn from his mistake. I know the anti-airport activist are "passionate" but perhaps they should learn to tone down their methods so nobody would get hurt. Just imagine what would happen to this Jeremiah if one of his nails would have caused a car crash/ or plane crash that would have lead to a death. He certainly was lucky and now hopefully he can learn his lesson.

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