Trespassers: beware of Paintball

Checkout this trespassing hunter encounters an improvised booby trap.
The video below displays a creative way of fending off a trespassing hunter. The property owner rigged up a tripwire attached to a paint bomb. Once triggered the paint sprays all over the trespasser.

The uploader commented that it was a video captured by her mother’s boyfriend, which tells us it was likely a legitimate trespassing situation. Anyone who was allowed to hunt the property would have known about the tripwire, we presume.

Be warned: the clip includes some graphic language. You’d probably swear too if you realized you’d just been busted.

The trespassing hunter spoke out in an interview with Deer and Deer Hunting.

Details about the incident were made clear, and thanks to the article and investigative work from Deer and Deer Hunting’s editor Dan Schmidt, we now know that it occurred in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Leroy Ogin, 73, told Deer and Deer Hunting that he had traveled that same path for over 60+ years to his hunting spot, which was an old logging road. He did not intend on hunting on the property.

He claimed to have never had an issue with the landowner, and was never asked to refrain from traveling through what he acknowledged was private property.

Ogin also explained that the device that blasted him with paint was connected to an airbag mechanism, which triggered a switch tied to a suspended wire.

“I thought I was shot with a gun,” Ogin told D&DH. He also said the paint, which was red, ruined his hunting apparel, hat and gun.

Trespassing charges for Ogin have been documented by the state, and will most likely be dismissed after a six month holding period with no further incidents.

The landowner, 53-year-old Michael Condoluci, was also contacted by D&DH, and via email contradicted Ogin’s claim. “Just have to say he was warned about trespassing before,” he told D&DH.

Interestingly enough, Condoluci was also infracted for criminal mischief and criminal harassment, according to D&DH and the district court office in Luzerne County. His charges will also be dropped after six months, as long as no other charges are given.

What do you think? Is this an effective method in thwarting folks from coming onto private property, or is it out of line?

Here’s some of the conversation taking place about this video:

by E Pickartz
Source: Felicia Marie Youtube, Deer and Deer Hunting