Skip to comments.Nerd' taunt drove Navy man to arson
Posted on 07/29/2007 1:42:07 PM PDT by GOP_Raider
ELM MOTT, Texas - A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a "nerd" over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson.
As he made his way toward Texas, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares posted photos online showing the welcome signs at several states' borders, as if to prove to his Internet friends that he meant business.
When he finally arrived, Tavares burned the guy's trailer down.
This week, Tavares, 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading no contest to arson and admitting he set the blaze.
"I didn't think anybody was stupid enough to try to kill anybody over an Internet fight," said John G. Anderson, 59, who suffered smoke inhalation while trying to put out the 2005 blaze that caused $50,000 in damage to his trailer and computer equipment.
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Hey kiddo......;-) Yes....it’s sorta pitiful, talk about extremes.....;-)
Tell CDB hello for me...;-)
What I don’t get is why did he leave a big internet trail on his way to the crime? He must have been in his own reality.
That happens. You get one of us geeks riled up and we get tunnel-visioned. LOL.
The fact that he was so efficient in creating his internet trail only further points to the nerdness that he was upset about.
It’s just so oxymoronic that he was upset about being called a nerd by other members of an online forum. Well DUH!!
Good grief. Nerds (geeks) are cool and popular these days.
After all, they’re the only ones who can fix your computer.
(As told me by my very geeky daughter who wears it like a badge of honor.)
No kidding. When I shop for computers or equipment, I go in the store and ask for a geek. The clerks all vie for the title, and compete with each other over who’s the biggest geek. It is truly a badge of honor.
Wow! He realllllly looks like a nerd. ;^)
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