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July 9, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comparing the senseless violence of their random attacks to scenes from the epochal film "A Clockwork Orange," a judge sentenced three teenagers to four years in prison for late-night sprees in which they fired bruising paint pellets at a dozen people. "It was violence for the sake of violence," said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sandy R. Kriegler. The defendants, who videotaped the attacks, seemed to derive "the greatest glee out of the greatest infliction of injury," Kriegler said.
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October 16, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Officials are investigating the Arizona National Guard after a series of news reports disclosed that military recruiters engaged in repeated misbehavior, including sexual abuse, firearms violations and shooting homeless people with paint ball guns in "bum hunts. " Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered an investigation after the Arizona Republic  reported on the so-called bum hunts, staged by noncommissioned officers to harass homeless people in north Phoenix. The newspaper reported that 30 to 35 such raids took place involving troops shooting at the homeless with paintball guns.
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October 16, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Officials are investigating the Arizona National Guard after a series of news reports disclosed that military recruiters engaged in repeated misbehavior, including sexual abuse, firearms violations and shooting homeless people with paint ball guns in "bum hunts. " Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered an investigation after the Arizona Republic  reported on the so-called bum hunts, staged by noncommissioned officers to harass homeless people in north Phoenix. The newspaper reported that 30 to 35 such raids took place involving troops shooting at the homeless with paintball guns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2003 | Steve Harvey
Let's forget about the gubernatorial candidates for a moment and talk about some square shooters. Dick Clark Productions has acquired the TV rights to Professional League Paintball, the first organized league in paint ball, the Hollywood Reporter says. And the good news is that one of the teams of gun-toters will be from -- yes! -- Los Angeles. Who needs the NFL anyway? I don't know much about paint ball, but I guess if Dick Clark's involved, it must be easy to dance to.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comparing the senseless violence of their random attacks to scenes from the epochal film "A Clockwork Orange," a judge sentenced three Van Nuys teenagers to four years in prison for late-night sprees in which they fired bruising paint pellets at a dozen people. "It was violence for the sake of violence," said Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Sandy R. Kriegler. The defendants, who videotaped the attacks, seemed to derive "the greatest glee out of the greatest infliction of injury," Kriegler said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1992
Responding to complaints from residents, the Moorpark City Council has overturned the Planning Commission's approval of a location for paint-ball games. After a four-hour public hearing, the council voted unanimously last week not to allow the weekend war games on a five-acre wooded site near Los Angeles Place and Avenida Colonia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest of a series of attacks in the western San Fernando Valley, a Canoga Park woman was shot in the face with a "paint ball" gun of the type designed for mock combat games and may lose her sight in one eye, Los Angeles police said Thursday. Youths, who apparently think of the attacks as pranks, shot Irma Aparicio, 23, in the right eye about 4 p.m. Wednesday as she waited at a bus stop in Woodland Hills, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2002 | EVAN HALPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police are searching for three boys they say shot several paint-ball pellets at a Newport Beach in-line skater Sunday, causing him to fall and crack his head on the concrete. The skater, Gary Holdren, 54, remains in critical condition at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. He was shot with the pellets while skating around the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve about 1:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2002 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An autopsy found no bruising or paint splatters that would prove an inline skater was hit by paint balls before he fell and hit his head last month in Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve as authorities initially believed, police said Monday. Gary Michael Holdren, 54, of Newport Beach was in a coma for two weeks after the fall and was declared dead Saturday. "As a result of the physician and subsequent coroner's investigation, they determined that there was no evidence to substantiate that Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992
In the latest in a series of attacks in the western San Fernando Valley, a Canoga Park woman was shot in the face with a "paint ball" gun of the type designed for mock combat games, and she may lose sight in her eye, Los Angeles police said Thursday. Young men who appeared to think of the attacks as a prank shot Irma Aparicio, 23, in the right eye about 4 p.m. Wednesday as she waited at a bus stop in Woodland Hills, police said.
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August 15, 2002 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swathed in camouflage gear, the Shadow Warriors trudge up the dusty path through the pines to Hamburger Hill. Their mission: to ambush the enemy and cut off his supply line. Soon the silence is broken by the pop-pop-pop of paint guns. The "bullets"--gelatin-covered capsules the size of gumballs--kick up little puffs of dirt as they hit the ground. Too many have gone astray. Rocky is not pleased. "Half of you guys must have been asleep," he tells his troops as they take a rest break.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Newport Beach Police Department announced Thursday it is closing its investigation into the death earlier this year of an inline skater, concurring with the coroner that the man does not appear to have died as the result of a paint-ball attack. Gary Michael Holdren, 54, of Newport Beach died after spending two weeks in a coma following a skating accident in Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve on March 24.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2002 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An autopsy found no bruising or paint splatters that would prove an inline skater was hit by paint balls before he fell and hit his head last month in Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve as authorities initially believed, police said Monday. Gary Michael Holdren, 54, of Newport Beach was in a coma for two weeks after the fall and was declared dead Saturday. "As a result of the physician and subsequent coroner's investigation, they determined that there was no evidence to substantiate that Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2002 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Newport Beach in-line skater who was critically injured last month after being struck by paint-ball pellets, causing him to fall and strike his head, was declared dead Saturday. Gary M. Holdren, 54, had been in a coma at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo since March 24, when he was shot by several assailants while skating at the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve. On Sunday, more than 50 relatives and friends held a memorial walk for Holdren where he fell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2002 | EVAN HALPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police are searching for three boys they say shot several paint-ball pellets at a Newport Beach in-line skater Sunday, causing him to fall and crack his head on the concrete. The skater, Gary Holdren, 54, remains in critical condition at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. He was shot with the pellets while skating around the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve about 1:30 p.m.
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July 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
One of three young men charged with making paint ball attacks on Alaska Natives has reached a plea agreement in which he will admit videotaping the incidents, prosecutors said Thursday. Charles Deane Wiseman, 20, will plead guilty or no contest to three counts of misdemeanor assault in connection with the paint ball attacks in Anchorage. Wiseman had pleaded not guilty in May to seven counts of misdemeanor assault.
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June 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Off-duty police officers playing paint ball splattered four floors of a historic former mental hospital in multicolored paint. Paint covered corridors, walls, ceilings, floors, wooden doors, staircases and a 12-by-14-foot mural of the hospital on an interior wall of the vacant 19th century building in Weston, W. Va., Sheriff Robert Rinehart said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
The Moorpark Planning Commission has voted to establish a site for paint ball games in the city. The commission voted 4 to 0 Tuesday to approve the application by two Los Angeles brothers to conduct weekend war games on Tabor Ranch at 14506 Los Angeles Place. Fred Tabor, who owns the ranch, supports the permit application. Paint ball players don camouflage clothing and carry air guns that shoot gelatin capsules filled with a paint-like substance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 45-year-old Calabasas man, allegedly wielding a paint-ball gun and shouting, "I'm going to kill you" in a drunken rage, was fatally shot Wednesday in his home by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, authorities said Thursday. Deputies were called out to Joseph Pasko's mobile home in the 23700 block of Mulholland Highway, after a neighbor heard him arguing with his mother. The deputies reported hearing threats as they approached the home, police said.
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