Fire is acceptable, but arson=asshat!

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Fire is acceptable, but arson=asshat!

Postby redrooster » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:05 am

To the mental giant that attempted to burn down our saloon at 3:30 and D (Red Rooster Ranch); YOU FAILED MISERABLY YOU DOUCHBAG! On Friday night, while we were out for the burn, some asshat piled up cardboard, lit it on fire and put a gallon jug of paint thinner on top of it (all not-so-cleverly hidden beneath the bar) just to watch our shit burn! No telling what disaster could've happened if it wasn't for an alert neighbor discovering the smoke coming from the saloon and putting it out before the whole area went up in flames. We spend way too much time, effort and money on our camp and art car to have it all ruined by an idiot with a match, and our neighbors don't deserve to lose their shit just to appease your warped obsession! You were probably the same jerk who set fire to the porta-potty too... I hope someone caught you in your twisted events and straightened your shit out!
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Re: Fire is acceptable, but arson=asshat!

Postby Bob » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:10 am

What a jackdonkey.

Did this get reported to the theme camp dept, rangers and/or LEOs? Might help, if there were repeat incidents in the neighborhood.
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Postby Elderberry » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:11 am

I'm sure you notified the authorities. Otherwise why would you have posted this here? Arson is a crime.
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Postby EspressoDude » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:16 am

arson is a federal crime, especially on federal land. LEO needs to be involved, which would bring BATFE all over your stuff looking for clues.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:12 pm

Some of us don't go to the burns... It means that someone's around to discourage these things.
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Postby some seeing eye » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:17 pm

Redrooster, thankfully no one was hurt! A single wind driven wildfire with loss of life or multiple injuries would end the event, forever, period. Definitely make sure the who, what, when, where is documented and supplied to the ORG. Scary.
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Postby Risky » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:17 pm

So glad no one was injured and there was no major property loss.
I hope you find the fucker.
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