Neil Baker Arrested at UCSB

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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On Monday night around 6 p.m., UCSB police arrested former university employee and rabid campus critic Neil Baker for felony vandalism and misdemeanor trespassing charges after the 55-year-old man was seen damaging windows at the Engineering Science Building. Baker, who left the university in 2004 after working as a senior development engineer, made quite an Internet presence on Craigslist and other blog sites for claiming that the “UCSB mafia” ruined his life, among other conspiracy theories. His online bomb threats resulted in a February 2010 arrest, and just hours before he was picked up on campus this week, he wrote on his Facebook page: “I’m going to be arrested for a nonviolent act and I’m pretty much going to stay arrested for repeated nonviolent acts until an Independent 9/11 investigation happens. Yes, I’m mentally prepared for life in prison.”


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The man clearly needs help. Let's hope he gets it without punative strings attached.

emptynewsroom (anonymous profile)
August 21, 2013 at 4:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can you say "Escalation"? This guy sounds very dangerous.

Validated (anonymous profile)
August 21, 2013 at 5:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Seditious loonatick.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
August 23, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What is he doing in Isla Vista when he lives in Spokane, Washington?

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
August 23, 2013 at 9:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I hope that he doesn't get disappointed and spends long days/weeks/months/years locked up...

Sound like he's seriously "off his rocker."

RAW (anonymous profile)
December 14, 2013 at 3:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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