Friday, July 19, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Telescope Protester Arrested in Hilo Home Depot zip-tie hoax
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 5499 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

Link to larger image Anti-Telescope Protester and Mayoral Candidate Michael Glendon 

Glendon 2019: Mauna Kea Press Conference features convicted drug dealer and protester "acquitted due to mental incapacity"

Best Star-Adv Comment: -- "Michael Mikey Glendon, arrested in Oct 2011 for assaulting a man at Honoli`i lookout in Sep 2011, possibly with the leiomano that he waved around at a public hearing the week before his arrest. Acquitted of Class B Felony and misdemeanor violation of restraining order due to mental incapacity. Later became an active participant in the anti-TMT movement. Now arrested for allegedly assaulting someone with a leiomano. Definitely a perfect candidate for Hawai`i County mayor!"

HTH: Court orders mental examination for Home Depot blockade suspect

Link to larger image Kalena Hoopii

Link to larger image Kamea-Aloha Wong

Arrests made in Home Depot “Zip-Tie” hoax

News Release from Hawaii County PD, July 18, 2020

Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged three Puna residents with several offenses stemming from a disturbance in the parking lot of Home Depot in Hilo on July 7, 2020. 

The suspects have been identified as 38-year-old Michael Glendon, of Volcano; 24-year-old Kalena Hoopii, of Volcano; and, 31-year-old Kamea-Aloha Wong, of Mountain View.

On July 7th, shortly after 1:10 p.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the parking lot of Home Depot in Hilo. Upon arrival, officers were contacted by Hoopii who reported that she had exited the store and noticed a “zip-tie” attached to her vehicle. She reported she had left the area, and then returned a short time later and blocked one of the parking lot entrances with her vehicle. At that time, a 55-year-old Pahoa man was attempting to exit the parking lot and reportedly entered Hoopii’s vehicle in an attempt to move it. He was then confronted by Hoopii and reportedly assaulted her. He was subsequently arrested for second-degree Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle, and third-degree Assault.

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Area I Criminal Investigation Division – Special Enforcement Unit continued this investigation. After reviewing hours of video surveillance from Home Depot and interviewing witnesses, police determined that Hoopii pulled into the parking lot, exited her vehicle, went into the store and never returned to her vehicle. When she entered the store she met up with Wong and then reported to a store associate that there was a “zip-tie” placed on her vehicle while she was within the store. Glendon was observed entering the parking lot approximately one minute after Hoopii. He then blocks two of the parking lot entrances with vehicles. Glendon is then seen moving Hoopii’s vehicle and parking it to block the Railroad Avenue parking lot entrance. From the time Hoopii exits her vehicle, until Glendon moves it, no one else touched her vehicle. Once all three parking lot entrances were blocked, Glendon was observed walking around the parking lot with a “Lei O Mano,” which is a Hawaiian shark tooth war club.

Glendon, Wong, and Hoopii, can also be seen assaulting the 55-year-old Pahoa man who was attempting to exit the parking lot. He was initially punched in the face by Hoopii, he is then tackled to the ground by Wong, and Glendon then approaches with the Lei O Mano and repeatedly punches the man about the head, face, and upper body. 

During the course of this investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for Glendon, Wong, and Hoopii.

On Thursday, (July 16), Hoopii was arrested and charged for third degree Assault, and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. Her bail was set at $2,000. Wong was arrested and charged with third degree Assault, and second degree Unlawful Imprisonment. His bail was set at $2,000.

On Friday, (July 17), Glendon was arrested and charged for third degree Assault, Deadly Weapons Prohibited, second degree Unlawful Imprisonment, and Refusal to Provide Ingress or Egress. His bail is set at $7,000.

On Monday, (July 13), upon review of this investigation, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney announced they were dropping all charges against the 55-year-old Pahoa man.

In recent weeks there have been rumors and stories on social media regarding “zip-ties” on vehicles being connected to possible abductions and human trafficking. The Hawaiʻi Police Department cannot confirm any validity to that in this case, or any other. Reporting such fallacies may not only be illegal, but it also spreads unnecessary fear within our community.


2011: Hilo man stabbed in fight near Honolii Beach Park  (Glendon beats rap due to mental incomptence.)

FB: Mickey Glendon and his friends 

July 9, 2020: Anti-Telescope Lunatics Blockade Hilo Home Depot Store over ‘Zip-Tie’ Conspiracy Theory

July 4, 2020: Anti-Telescope Activists Vandalize and Protest Kailua July 4 Display—Make Americans Apologize


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together


Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii