Scientology's leading critic is arrested - 1998-09-12

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F15.png Scientology's leading critic is arrested September 12, 1998, Thomas C. Tobin, St. Petersburg Times

Robert S. Minton, a Boston millionaire who has spent nearly $2-million on anti-Scientology causes, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and jailed briefly before posting $25 bail.

According to Boston police, the weapon was the stick from a picket sign Minton was holding as he protested against Scientology outside the church's Beacon Street headquarters. Police said Minton used the stick to strike Frank Ofman, a Scientology public affairs officer.

Minton said Friday that he reacted after Ofman struck him with a fist to his temple and slapped his cheek.

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{{cite news | first = Thomas C. | last = Tobin | title = Scientology's leading critic is arrested | url = | work = St. Petersburg Times | date = September 12, 1998 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}