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  • Florida man angry with HOA sets apartment on fire, causing explosion, before shooting himself: police

    01/24/2023 7:46:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 24, 2023 | Louis Casiano, FOX News
    A Florida man angry with his homeowners association set his unit on fire, causing an explosion that damaged other units and shot himself afterwards, authorities said. Marc Hermann, 53, was arrested Monday and is being held in the Seminole County jail on four arson charges. The fire broke out on Jan. 14 in a small apartment community in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, according to a police affidavit. A responding deputy found Hermann sitting on the ground draped in towels and bleeding, the documents said. When asked about his injuries, Hermann allegedly told authorities they were caused by a gun....
  • Portland arson suspect charged for historic church fire leaving 1905 house of worship marked for demolition

    01/05/2023 12:06:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 5, 2023 | Danielle Wallace
    The suspect, assigned male at birth, indicated a preferred name traditional for females, though Portland officials could not immediately confirm whether the individual identifies as transgender. The fire first reported around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Portland Korean Church -- a three-story wooden, 3,000-square foot church, completed in 1905 – quickly escalated to three-alarm status and sparked concerns of a major structural collapse if the steeple were to fall onto elevated lines for the street car or a nearby house as crews poured water onto the blaze overnight.
  • Florida Man Shot In Genitals By Cops After Trying To Commit Arson

    12/29/2022 11:50:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies Adware Farm ^ | November 22, 2022 |
    In Polk County Florida, a 30-year-old man is facing multiple charges after his attempt to start a house fire. The man was identified as Luke Neely from Lakeland, Florida. Here is all the craziness that went down: It started Sunday morning when Polk County Deputies received a 911 call at 8:11 AM about a man in a Northlake Neighborhood throwing a "Molotov Cocktail" incendiary weapon at a residence. When police arrived on the scene they witnessed Neely getting into a Chevrolet pickup truck and driving away. The deputies followed him and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but Neely was...
  • Florida man sets police car on fire, claims he does ‘stupid things’ when getting ‘drunk’: police

    12/11/2022 6:11:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies ^ | December 9, 2022 | FOX News
    A man in Florida allegedly set a sheriff’s patrol car on fire and told deputies that he was “intoxicated” at the time. The incident happened just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, which said that Anthony Thomas Tarduno admitted to setting the patrol car on fire. Tarduno told detectives that he was drinking at a bar in Spring Gill, Florida and walked out shortly before 4:30 p.m. When he was walking, the man saw a patrol vehicle “and decided he’d like to set it on fire,” the sheriff’s office said. The man got a...
  • Florida man in custody after family member reports threat to burn down hospital: deputies

    11/23/2022 1:26:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 23, 2022 | Elizabeth Pritchett
    A Florida man is behind bars after threatening to burn down a hospital in a revenge plan aimed at getting the attention of the FBI. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said a family member of 56-year-old Glenn Schaeffer called deputies to report he left his home Monday night dressed in camouflage and possibly armed with a pipe bomb or Molotov cocktails. Patrol units located Schaeffer and attempted to stop him near US Highway 41 S and Pennsylvania Avenue, but he refused to exit his car and eventually fled. Later on, deputies made contact with Schaeffer again at his home in...
  • ‘We’ve Changed the Looks of His Groin Forever.’ Florida Cops Shoot Arsonist [Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd]

    11/21/2022 5:59:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | November 20, 2022 | Todd Starnes
    Polk County Sheriff’s deputies shot an arsonist his his manhood. “We’ve changed the looks of his groin forever — if you know what I mean,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a press conference. Luke Neely is facing a number of charges after he threw molotov cocktails at a house and then led police on a high speed chase. The chase ended near Dinosaur World when police opened fire. Neely was found with a loaded AR-15 and a fully loaded handgun. He’s been charged with 3 counts of attempted first-degree murder, arson, 7 counts of firebombing and one count...
  • Election Day fires in Mississippi investigated as possible arson (two churches)

    11/08/2022 10:50:25 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/08/2022 | Rich Mckay
    An arson investigation was underway on Tuesday after seven fires erupted overnight at two churches, a gas station and four other buildings near Mississippi's Jackson State University, officials told local media. Video footage showed the worst of the seven fires near the historically Black college left Epiphany Church in ruins. There were no reports of any injuries, ABC affiliate WAPT reported.
  • Washington fertilizer plant burns to the ground; locals told to “shelter in place” due to air pollution

    10/28/2022 4:06:10 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Starvation News ^ | 10/27/22 | Ethan Huff
    The sheriff’s office in Grant County, Washington, has extended a “shelter in place” order that was issued following the mysterious recent explosion of the Wilbur Ellis fertilizer plant, located near Moses Lake in eastern Washington. Poor air quality following a massive fire that left the facility in shambles has made it unsafe for area residents to engage in certain activities. Until it clears up, folks are being advised to lay low, use air purifiers and just wait. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, with firefighters called to the scene at around 4 p.m. They arrived to a building...
  • Officials determine Bolt Creek Fire [near Seattle) was "human-caused"

    10/02/2022 3:36:21 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 4 replies
    KING TV Seattle (via ^ | 02 October 2022 | KING 5 Staff
    According to authorities, the fire has grown to approximately 12,070 acres and is 28% contained.
  • MURDER FOR HIRE: NJ Political Operative Admits Paying Hit Men To Kill Longtime Associate (NJ Democrat BAU)

    Sean Caddle (left), Michael Galdieri (the victim) Photo Credit: YouTube (Caddle) / Riotto Funeral Home (Galdieri) A New Jersey-based political consultant admitted Tuesday that he hired two hitmen to kill a longtime associate from Hudson County who had worked for him on various election campaigns, federal authorities said.Sean Caddle, 44, a former aide to former State Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) paid the killers -- one from Connecticut, the other from Pennsylvania -- to get rid of Michael Galdieri, the son of former State Sen. James Galdieri (D-Jersey City) and a prominent figure in local Hudson County politics. Galdieri, 52, was...
  • Montebello poultry business burns (another food plant goes up in smoke)

    08/31/2022 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | 8/28/22 | Cameron Kiszla
    A commercial fire burned a poultry business in Montebello Sunday afternoon. QC Poultry at 1111 W. Olympic Blvd. sustained building damage, and several commercial vehicles may also have been burned, a spokesperson for the city of Montebello said. Footage from the scene shows burn damage near the building’s windows and doors, as well as at least one unit from the Monterey Park Fire Department present to assist.
  • Collier County man accused of lighting cars on fire, blames the devil

    08/12/2022 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WINK News ^ | August 9, 2022 | Matthew Seaver
    The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say started a fire on a bench and inside several cars. Deputies arrested 54-year-old Craig Lumb on Sunday for setting the fires. According to deputies, they responded to a report of someone lighting cars on fire along Long Shore Way East. Deputies say when they arrived, they found a bench on fire with Lumb and another man standing nearby. Deputies suspected Lumb was responsible and detained him while they put out the fire on the bench. While extinguishing that fire, deputies say they noticed smoke inside a nearby car. The...
  • Cops Find Arsonist Tied to Tree After 3 Citizens Hunt Him Down, Teach Him Unforgettable Lesson

    08/07/2022 8:46:15 PM PDT · by · 85 replies ^ | July 27, 2022 | Grant Atkinson
    A man who allegedly started multiple fires in Curry County, Oregon, was reportedly stopped by three law-abiding citizens. Sheriff John Ward said his office received reports of an adult man “walking along the gravel road that leads towards Mariel Lodge and Rogue River Ranch, starting fires.” The suspect was later identified as Trennon Smith of Veneta, Oregon. Ward said he directed his employees to contact multiple other Sheriff’s offices, Coos Forest Patrol, the United States Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the Southwest Oregon Department of Forestry. “All mentioned firefighting and law enforcement agencies responded to the...
  • Tucson church members pray for man convicted of arson

    08/02/2022 10:13:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies ^ | 07/31/2022 | Shelle Jackson
    TUCSON (KVOA) - A southside pastor and his congregation are praying for the man who set fire to one of their church buildings. Pastor Gene Chewning has watched over his flock at the Living Word Assembly of God church on 12th Avenue for 22 years. On Sunday, he started his sermon with a prayer. "Lord, I pray for that man who has been found guilty of starting those fires. And Lord, pray that you change his heart." Just over two years ago several fires broke out on church property. . . . . Earlier this month, Julian Castillo pleaded guilty...
  • Florida man sets boss’s house on fire ‘because spirits told him to’, deputies say

    08/01/2022 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | June 30, 2022 | Dylan Abad
    PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man was arrested Wednesday after deputies said he was caught on camera setting his boss’s house on fire in early May because “spirits” told him to. Deputies said Thanh Ha, 54, was caught on multiple surveillance videos approaching the newly constructed St. Petersburg home around 11:50 a.m. on May 3 while riding a bicycle. Ha then locked the bike to a nearby stop sign and walked to the home while attempting to cover his face with his shirt, arrest documents stated. Five minutes later, Ha was captured on camera running from the home...
  • $10,000 reward offered for Longmont pregnancy center vandalism, arson (Colorado)

    07/28/2022 1:04:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    KDVR ^ | July 26, 2022 | Colleen Flynn
    LONGMONT, Colo. (KDVR) — Life Choices was vandalized and sustained fire and smoke damage on June 25, and now officials are offering up to $10,000 in reward money. Longmont Public Safety responded to Life Choices at 3:17 a.m. on the morning of June 25 after dispatch received reports of a fire breaking out at the business. The business at 20 Mountain View Ave. had “bans off our bodies” and other vandalism written in black paint on the property. Life Choices does not provide abortions but it does offer post-abortion support, according to its website. In addition to the vandalism, LPS...
  • Climate activists embrace extreme tactics, violence as deadline to 'save the planet' draws near.

    07/25/2022 8:23:27 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7.25.2022 | Thomas Catenacci
    Climate change activists in the U.S. and across the world are ramping up their actions in what they say is an attempt to save the planet. In recent months, far-left activists have glued themselves to famous paintings, disrupted new pipeline construction, scaled buildings, blocked rush-hour traffic, lit themselves on fire, threatened to disrupt the Congressional Baseball Game and slashed tires of random sport utility vehicles (SUV) in cities around the world.
  • Transgender Militia Leader Sentenced to 14 Years for Domestic Terrorism

    07/14/2022 5:35:15 PM PDT · by arthurus · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 July 2022 | Ethan Letkeman
    Hari pleaded guilty in February to four charges relating to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats and violence, attempted arson, unlawful possession of a machinegun, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In 2017, Hari founded and led a domestic terrorism group known as the “Patriot Freedom Fighters,” also nicknamed the “White Rabbits.” Fellow members — who are also now convicted conspirators — include Michael McWhorter, Joe Morris, Ellis J. Mack, and Wesley Johnson.
  • WATCH: Rep. Jim Jordan Reads a List of ALL Pro-Life Churches and Centers Attacked In Just 10 Weeks

    07/14/2022 3:32:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | Jul 14, 2022 | Jesse Martin |
    Representative Jim Jordan reads off a list of all the pro-life churches and centers attacked by the radical left recently.. In recent months numerous crisis pregnancy centers, pro-life health centers, and churches have been vandalized, firebombed, and otherwise attacked by radical left pro-abortion rioters. Groups such as “Jane’s Revenge” and “Ruth Sent Us” have claimed responsibility for the vast majority of these attacks, yet the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are doing everything they can not to put a stop to these domestic terrorist attacks. ... Similarly, the mainstream media is hardly covering these events. Lives are being...
  • Two men face felony charges for church burning (SHADY SPRING, WV)

    07/12/2022 1:34:27 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    59News ^ | 07/12/2022 | Danielle Sandler
    Two men are facing felony charges for their involvement in a church burning. On the morning of Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 10:26 A.M., Trooper D.L. Daniels was called to a reported structure fire at 2136 Irish Mountain Road, in Shady Spring, West Virginia.Once on scene, he was advised by the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department that the structure that was burned down was the Saint Colman Catholic Church. The church had been completely burned to the ground. Upon further investigation, it was discovered the church was burned the night before, but no one reported it to emergency services.