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Dirty bird


Gazette staff April 5th, 2007

Kids these days. They just have no respect for their elders! What to do? Well, one father in Stillwater knows how to get respect: He allegedly mailed his son a wing from a dead bird covered ...

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Kids these days. They just have no respect for their elders! What to do?

Well, one father in Stillwater knows how to get respect: He allegedly mailed his son a wing from a dead bird covered with a powdery substance, according to court records.

According to the records, Brian Keith Hogan, 49, faces a preliminary hearing Monday for allegedly mailing a threatening letter to his son, containing the items described.

Police said that on March 7, a woman telephoned the Stillwater Police Department, telling police that her boyfriend, Jason Hogan, had received a strange letter from his father.

The text of the letter stated "You've disrespected me for the last time, Son!" according to the affidavit. When the recipient peered into the envelope, it contained a bird wing and a white powder, the affidavit states.

Jason Hogan smelled the white powder and his nose began burning, according to the affidavit.

The girlfriend also reported to police that she'd filed a protective order against the father that became permanent on the date the letter was received.

The white powder triggered a hazardous materials response from the Stillwater Fire Department, the Stillwater Police Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Meanwhile, the authorities began a search for the father.

According to the affidavit, a Payne County sheriff's deputy located Brian Hogan at a bar and grill. A Stillwater police officer arrived and read him his Miranda rights (you have the right to remain silent, to have an attorney present, etc. and to not tell us about that bird wing if you don't wanna...) and, the document states, the guy agreed to talk.

According to the affidavit, Brian Hogan admitted mailing the letter to his son.

Court records show the elder Hogan faces a felony charge punishable with imprisonment up to a year and a fine of $50 to $500.

 
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