Police arrest suspect in blow dart incidents from anonymous tip


Champaign – Police arrest a suspect in connection with pedestrians being struck by blow darts on the University of Illinois Campus.


An anonymous tip led police to arrest Todd Farthing, 19, of Champaign. Farthing was arrested on charges of reckless conduct.


Just before 8:30 p.m., on August 20, near the corner of Fourth and John Streets, police say a 20-year-old female reported being struck. Later, around 10 p.m. a 35-year-old man reported he was also struck while walking near First and Springfield.


Police say both victims were hit in the left forearm and received medical treatment. Both are okay.


Neither victim reported seeing anything suspicious around them at the time. The police department would like to thank the public for their assistance in the case.

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