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2 Los Angeles men arrested outside Biden/Ryan vice presidential debate


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A combination picture of the vice presidential debate between US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R) at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012, moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

Two Los Angeles men are scheduled to be arraigned next week after their arrests outside the vice presidential debate in Kentucky, with one climbing a tree and shouting anti-abortion slogans.

Police say 47-year-old Rives Miller Grogan was charged with disorderly conduct after he climbed a tree and shouted anti-abortion slogans at a crowd gathered to watch the debate on a large-screen TV. The Lexington Herald-Leader identified Grogan as the same man arrested earlier in the week for running across the field during a playoff game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants.

Police also arrested and charged 27-year-old Frankie Cruz with criminal trespassing.

These were the only arrests made related to the debate, held Thursday night at Centre College in Danville, the Herald-Leader and the Advocate-Messenger report.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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