Skip to comments.Guilty plea in 2003 fire at McDonald's
Posted on 09/27/2005 10:28:35 AM PDT by george76
Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front...domestic terrorists.
Christopher W. McIntosh, 23... faces eight to 10 years in prison...was motivated to make a deal because the government threatened to invoke an anti-terrorism statute and seek a mandatory minimum of 30 years...
Fire broke out at the McDonald's restaurant...when the restaurant was closed.
Evidence collected at the scene, including fingerprints and DNA, linked McIntosh to the arson...fingerprints found on a can of spray paint left there matched McIntosh's.
McIntosh admitted he carried several gallons of gasoline onto the restaurant's roof and set it on fire...
that same day, McIntosh placed an anonymous phone call to the Seattle arson tipline, stating, "there was an E-L-F-A-L-F hit at McDonald's across from the Space Needle. There will be more. ... As long as mother Earth is pillaged, raped, destroyed. As long as McDonald's keeps hurting our furry brothers, there will be more."
Illa said he could shed no light on his client's association with ELF or ALF, two loosely knit groups that the FBI says are serious domestic-terrorism threats. The FBI estimates that animal-rights and environmental extremists have committed more than 1,100 criminal acts in the U.S. since 1976, resulting in damages "conservatively estimated" at $110 million.
ELF and ALF have claimed credit for numerous arsons and acts of vandalism at McDonald's restaurants throughout the U.S., including attempted arsons at two McDonald's in Chico, Calif., in March 2003 and a $500,000 arson at a Tucson, Ariz., restaurant in September 2001.
Last week, the Building Industry Association of Washington, the state's homebuilders lobby, offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of "ELF terrorists" suspected of committing crimes in Washington state. The crimes include arsons and attempted arsons at homes under construction in King and Snohomish counties.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...
"As long as McDonald's keeps hurting our furry brothers, there will be more."
Uh - did I miss something? Best I recall (it's been awhile since zoology), neither cows nor chickens nor fish nor salads have fur. Though I do recall seeing what could only be described as a furry salad at the back of my fridge...
He's going to have a lot of furry brothers in the slam'.
This clown should get an appopriate prison uniform -- he should have to dress up as Ronald McDonald for the period of his incarceration.
Heck, I'd tack on 5 years just for using that dumba*s line.
If not, it is ridiculous that he did not receive the full 30 he had coming.
In a related report...from the liberal side of town..."animal rights activist... "
Animal activist pleads guilty in McDonald's fire
An animal rights activist who torched a Seattle McDonald's restaurant in the name of "our furry brothers" pleaded guilty to a federal charge of arson Monday.
In the gallery, three animal rights activists looked on, including Josh Harper, a defendant in a federal case that seeks to dismantle a group trying to stop a company that tests drugs and products on animals.
Also observing the proceedings were several members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
By PAUL SHUKOVSKY
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
Prolly, they cheaped him on the chocolate sauce in his shake. That's what happened to me, and I definitely felt like burning the McDonalds down, or shooting the place up... but ever since I started taking those pills, I don't get so mad anymore.Owl_Eagle
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
Happy pills with your happy meal. How fitting.
Oh NO! They're not pills in the happy meal, or candy either. In fact, they're plastic toys. I know, I found out the hard way. Passing that Hamburgler was the most painful thing I ever did.Owl_Eagle
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
Nothing like crapping out a Power Ranger, huh?
My furry brother hates hamburgers. I can't get the hairy b@stard out of Italian restaurants, though.
Enjoy your eight to ten, brother.
Brilliant criminal. Leaves his fingerprints at the scene.
If he wanted his burgers flame-broiled, he should have gone to Burger King.
If he wanted to save the most animals, he should have gone to Wendy's who:
a. Have bigger burgers
b. Use something more likely to be meat in their burgers.
If he wanted to stop people from enjoying their burgers, he should have gone to In & Out.
If he wanted to protect people from bad burgers, he should have burned a Hardy's.
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