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David Hahn, 31, pleaded guilty to stealing 16 smoke detectors. Police say it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials.

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David Hahn, 31, pleaded guilty to stealing 16 smoke detectors. Police say it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials.

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Man dubbed 'Radioactive Boy Scout' pleads guilty

A man who became the subject of a book called �The Radioactive Boy Scout� after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager pleaded guilty today in a theft case.

David Hahn, 31, had been charged in the theft of 16 smoke detectors. Police in Clinton Township said it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials.

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During a Circuit Court hearing, Hahn pleaded guilty to attempted larceny of a building. The court�s online docket said prosecutors recommended that he be sentenced to time served and enter an inpatient treatment facility.

Under terms of the plea, the original charge of larceny of a building would be dismissed at sentencing, scheduled for Oct. 4.

Investigators say Hahn was arrested Aug. 1 after a maintenance worker saw him stealing a detector from a ceiling in an apartment complex where he lived. They later found the other detectors in his apartment in Clinton Township.

Hahn learned that a small amount of a radioactive isotope could be found in smoke detectors during his experiments in the 1990s, according to a 1998 article in Harper�s Magazine that later expanded into a book by journalist Ken Silverstein.

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