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Regulator-Removing Diver Charged with Terroristic Threatening

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In our June issue, we wrote about how Jay Lovell, a fish collector in West Hawaii, attacked diver Rene Umberger in May when she and other divers approached him underwater and filmed him as he collected fish to sell for aquariums. Hawaii County Prosecutor's Office said then that an assault charge would be unlikely because Umberger was not injured, even though Lovell pulled her regulator out of her mouth while she was 50 feet below the surface. Apparently, the Prosecutors' Office changed its opinion, as it recently charged Lovell with a second-degree charge of "terroristic threatening," which is a misdemeanor....


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