ALBANY NY May 31 2012 — Two Pine Hills men were arrested Tuesday morning after they got onto a roof near the College of Saint Rose and shot at students, college security officers and office and car windows with a pellet gun, police said.
The incident unfolded around 5 a.m., when Benjamin Zima and Max Wolff first shot at two Saint Rose students sitting on a porch on Hudson Avenue from the rooftop of Zima’s home at 326 Western Ave., said Officer Steve Smith, a police spokesman.
A Saint Rose security guard reported the incident after he spotted Zima and Wolff on the roof. Two of the students who were shot at also told security about the incident. Zima and Wolff then shot at security personnel who were dispatched to investigate, Smith said. Zima and Wolff also shot out windows to the St. Rose security office at 340 Western Ave. and nearby car windows as well, the police spokesman said.
Zima, 21, and Wolff, 24, of 111 North Pine Ave., were both arrested at the second floor of Zima’s apartment. They were both charged with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. They were each arraigned in Albany County Criminal Court and briefly sent to Albany County jail before posting bail.