Cincinnati native detained in North Korea

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ A Cincinnati native and University of Virginia (UVA) student was detained by the North Korean government for committing a “hostile act” on January 2, 2016. Otto Frederick Warmbier allegedly stole a political propaganda poster from a North Korean hotel while on a backpacking tour. Warmbier was arrested in the Pyongyang airport while departing from North Korea. He was charged for theft of the political poster from the Yanggakdo International Hotel. Warmbier allegedly stole the sign with the intent to give it to someone from his church, who promised to buy him a used car worth … Continue reading Cincinnati native detained in North Korea