Psychiatrist Booby-Trapped Bike Trails

Walker hated mountain bikers

May 2, 2013
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A psychiatrist who worked for Jackson County in Oregon has pleaded guilty to booby-trapping popular trails outside Ashland in an attempt to harm mountain bikers.

According to the Daily Mail, Jackson Dempsey, 57, strung nylon cords across paths and scattered nails and fallen trees on the ground to trip up riders, ultimately injuring three people, because, he said, he didn't like mountain bikers, who often passed him as he walked his dog along the paths.

Judge Lorenzo Mejia sentenced the psychiatrist to 30 days in jail; he also ordered him to stay off national forest trails during his two-year probation.

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