August 21, 2008

Death of a Breastman?

University of Iowa political science professor Arthur Miller, accused of trying to trade amateur mammography for grades, has gone armed and missing:

Officers are walking Hickory Hill Park, a 185-acre wooded park in northeast Iowa City, through the rain to see if they can find Arthur Miller, a 66-year-old political science professor who was last heard from Tuesday morning.

Police believe Miller has a high-powered rifle and intends to harm himself. There is no evidence he wants to harm others, police said, but the park is still closed and nearby residents have been warned not to linger in their yards.

Miller's cell phone, wallet and ammunition were found in his car, located outside the park Wednesday morning.

It sounds like the authorities expect a suicide, which, considering the public embarrassment and potential of a lengthy prison sentence, isn't all that surprising.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 21, 2008 11:47 AM

I hope this turns out better than it sounds like it will, particularly since most people who intend to do only themselves harm don't pick out a high-powered rifle as the weapon of choice.

Posted by: tbrosz at August 21, 2008 09:21 PM

Well, that may be the only weapon he has access to. But I'd hate to walk up on a suicidal pervert with a rifle. They might just decide that now's a good time to become homicidal as well.

Posted by: XBradTC at August 22, 2008 11:04 AM