Christian Isaiah Barnes, Disneyland Cast Member Held in Dry-Ice Blasts, Ordered Freed

Categories: Crime-iny, Dishney

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Over the objections of the prosecutor, a judge in Fullerton ordered the release of a worker who'd been held in connection with two dry-ice bomb explosions at Disneyland last month.

Christian Isaiah Barnes, 22, of Long Beach, was released on his own recognizance Thursday.

Deputy District Attorney Andrew Katz opposed cutting Barnes loose over public safety concerns given the lack of information about the defendant. (Like, we'd assume, his motives.)

But the judge, who'd previously lowered Barnes' bail from $500,000 to $50,000, indicated the jurist did not believe there was malicious intent behind two water bottles being filled with dry ice before they blew in busy Toontown on May 28.

The area was evacuated, but no injuries were reported.

Barnes, a beverage cart cast member who has pleaded not guilty to possession of a destructive device in a public place, is due back in court July 17.

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Kelli Clendion
Kelli Clendion

Well, I hope for his sake that the judge views his crime as a stupid teenage move. Which is was. I hope it scared some sense into his dumb ass.

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

It ain't close to being over, yet.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Even I think jail is too much for what is, on a college campus say, considered a prank. Or at least was in my day.

Kelli Clendion
Kelli Clendion

Glad the book wasn't thrown at him. Wise up, kid!

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

All that tension in court It's a good thing nobody popped their lid...

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

After being released he said hey judge, "you da bomb"

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

You didn't think the judge was gonna be cold as ice on this one did you?

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

Christian probably thinks It's pretty...cool

Ward Anderson
Ward Anderson

The judge was mad at first ...but then he was chill

Oscar Ybarra
Oscar Ybarra

Post 9-11 this stupid stuff is now headlines?

Whophantom
Whophantom

Sometimes prosecutors over step their bounds because it's not about justice sometimes it's about a conviction win.  

Shaunna Johnson
Shaunna Johnson

He maybe an idiot, but hopping this kid learned his lesson. If not the judge should have to be convicted also if he does anything that harms anyone

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Although he's going to have to pay a price for that idiot move, I agree with the judge.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@Ward Anderson Dude, didn't I catch your act at Pala casino? 

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