A Los Angeles-area college professor is on the run from police who say he's a motorcycle gang leader who dealt methamphetamine. The Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday Stephen Kinzey, who taught kinesiology at Cal State San Bernadino for 10 years, was a fugitive after police found "a pound of methamphetamine as well as a number of rifles, handguns and biker paraphernalia" in his house. On Friday, Kinzey's father told the Times he was shocked and "sick to my stomach" at the allegations against his son. Kinzey, 43, is still at large and considered armed and dangerous.
That Kinzey was an alleged chapter leader of the Devil's Diciples (who spell their name that way on purpose) and allegedly dealt large amounts of methamphetamine probably came as a surprise to his students. But it does seem some of them might have guessed something was up with their professor, based on his Twitter feed and their own online comments about him, even if they might not have guessed the depth of the situation.
Kinzey's Twitter, which only shows activity from August to September of 2010, and one tweet in May 2011, includes six different announcements he would be late to class, for reasons ranging from a broken garage door to a "banking issue" to an "unexpected phone call" to his father's health.