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RADIOACTIVE BOY SCOUT
(2007-10-04)
(wgvu) - MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A man who tried to build a nuclear
reactor in a shed as a teenager will be assessed by doctors before
starting a jail sentence for stealing smoke detectors.
David Hahn's 90-day jail sentence is being delayed six months
while the Clinton Township, Michigan man receives treatment in a
Veterans Administration Hospital.
The 31-year-old was sentenced today in Macomb County Circuit
Court on attempted larceny from a building. He had pleaded guilty
in August.
Authorities say they were concerned that Hahn was trying to
obtain a radioactive isotope from 16 smoke detectors he had stolen.
A book called "The Radioactive Boy Scout" was written about
Hahn, who in the mid-1990s, told a health official that he hoped to
earn an Eagle Scout badge by producing energy.

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