Why is the O.C. Fair allowing an alleged school thief to participate in their BMX competition?

“Ben Snowden, 28, will compete this weekend in the Big Air BMX Triples competition at the OC Fair,” according to the O.C. Register.

Excuse me?  Why didn’t the Register’s latest article about Snowden mention what they reported back in April of this year:

Twelve people, including a professional BMX rider, have been arrested in conjunction with a six-month string of burglaries at various schools throughout the Santa Ana Unified School District, school police said.

School police Sgt. Mark Van Holt said pro BMX rider Benjamin Snowden, 28, and his accomplices were part of a team that would break into multiple classrooms in the middle of the night and steal laptop computers and overhead projectors.

Why would the Orange County Fair allow a guy who was accused of robbing schools to participate in this event?

Isn’t this a bit ridiculous?  I don’t know if Snowden was ever cleared of the charges as the Register never revisited the story.  But this just doesn’t make any sense.  What was the O.C. Fair Board thinking?

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