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Professor Living Double Life as Armed Bike-Gang Member and Meth Dealer Is on the Lam
Remember when you were a kid and you learned that teachers were regular people, too? Well, students and faculty at California State University San Bernardino are learning that Stephen J. Kinzey, a 43-year-old kinesiology professor, isn't exactly a regular dude, but he certainly has a life outside of campus. Kinzey is suspected of living a double life as "a heavily armed biker-gang member and drug dealer," says the L.A. Times.Now Kinzey is on the lam, after authorities conducted a raid at his East Highlands Ranch home August 26th, where they discovered "more than a pound of methamphetamine, rifles, handguns, body armor, leather biker vests and other biker paraphernalia." None of the guns found were registered.
Multiple arrests were made in conjunction with the raid, including Holly V. Robinson, Kinzey's girlfriend who is thought to be a major player in the meth operation.
Kinzey, considered a fugitive, is thought to be the leader of a chapter of the Devils Diciples Outlaw motorcycle gang and was part of a meth outfit that drew in a bankload of cash.
His Twitter account is filled with sweet messages about running late to work and a "cuddling cat," though he does offer a link to the Harley Davidson website and often mentions errands at the bank.
Neighbors were shocked to learn of Kinzey's double life, according to CBS2, who quote a woman who lives nearby. “He seemed like a nice guy. His lawn is impeccable.”