COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set bond at $250,000 for a 26-year-old man accused of threatening a Megabus driver with a pellet gun in an alleged hijacking attempt in central Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports 26-year-old Arsenio Rodriguez made his initial appearance in a Columbus courtroom Tuesday and told reporters he has mental-health problems.
The newspaper says a police report read in court indicates Rodriguez told investigators he has schizophrenia but wasn’t taking his medication.
Rodriguez is charged with robbery. A message seeking comment was left for the public defender who said in court that Rodriguez is homeless.
A police spokesman has said an officer responding Monday to reports of a man with a gun saw Rodriguez with the weapon and fired multiple times, injuring Rodriguez and a passenger.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,