Accused Columbia Student Says Dad Won’t Put Up Bail

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Only one of the five Columbia students charged as fraternity house drug dealers remains behind bars at Riker’s Island.

Harrison David, who had told police he was selling marijuana because his physician father would not pay his tuition, has also been unable to get his father to put up his $75,000 bail.

David said his father hung up on him when he called, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports on one charged student whose dad won’t bail him out

“My dad told me growing up that if I ever get in trouble, he wasn’t going to help me out,” David told the Daily News.

David said he was too embarrassed to ask his mother to bail him out, telling the paper “I don’t even know if I could look her in the face.”

David’s attorney, Samuel Feldman, said his client has been speaking with his father in hopes he’ll come around.

Meanwhile, at Columbia, the partying is over at the three frat houses where the arrests were made. All of them have been shut down by the university.

  • Irene Dune

    marijuana causes violent psychotic behavor in people that have never used it.

  • grant

    What was once just an exit, will now become a two way street. Ouch.

  • Dr David

    Riker’s Island will make a man of Harrison (or possibly a woman). Like a hitch in the army. It will either toughen Harrison up, or make a career criminal out of him.

    Marijuana is illegal for a reason. It is immoral. We must maintain our moral compass or the terrorists will win.

    • Roman Psy

      So the farmers in California that are selling pot to save their families are terrorists your not a doctor your a POS

      • Dr David

        It makes me weep when someone like Roman Psy cannot tell when someone is being facetious. I’ll give you a pass since you wrote your comment at 3:50 am and may have been tired.

        Pot is essentially harmless in a physical sense … psychologically, it opens up areas of perception that lead to new & brilliant ways of thinking.

        So, Roman, take a minute and learn to read between the lines. I pity you.

  • bush

    i guess harrison & his dad won’t be competing in the sack race together at the next father son picnic. no more potato salad & hot dogs for these 2.

  • James

    I am sure the prisoners in Riker’s are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new students. Dealing drugs is not a victim less crime. They will now get a lesson money can’t buy.

  • former C>U Student

    So sorry to hear this – that the other boys’ families bailed them out that is! If they want to swim with sharks, they have to be prepared to get bit.

  • Marissa

    I’m willing to bet there’s a reason the father is not paying the tuition!… it seems to me that the kid feels this is all his father’s fault, too, so maybe the father stopped paying tuition trying to get the kid to “man up”or something!

  • unanimous

    Believe me, my father told me the exact same thing. IFi were to get in trouble as a Kid growing up. i should not bother about asking his help. He sat me down and
    told me rigtht from wrong. And told me that, iam teaching you what is right and what is wrong. And it kept me out of trouble. So i understand what this kids father is saying.

    • Hi ur a herb

      u are a herb thats all i have to say.

      • afafasfaf

        wow this guy is completly right u are the biggest herb i have ever seen. Do some drugs it will make u cool might even get u ur first girlfriend or boyfriend. Ill go with boyfriend cause u sound like a h o mo . dont comment on other peoples lives when u have no clue what goes on. Worry about ur life because from what i can tell u are a loser and should kill urself.

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