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    Default People like this keep us in business!

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    New York Mall Evacuated After Worker Starts Fire Trying To Kill Spider



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    JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- A worker at a sporting goods store tried to kill a spider by burning it and ignited a fire that caused the evacuation of the mall where the store is located.

    Police charged Joseph Freer, 23, Binghamton, with fourth-degree arson, a felony, following the fire late Wednesday afternoon at the Champs Sports store in the Oakdale Mall, 80 miles south of Syracuse near Binghamton.

    Freer, an assistant manager, doused the spider with a flammable substance and then lit it, said Johnson City Police Capt. Ted Wido. The blaze quickly spread to merchandise in the storage area, eventually engulfing the storage area in flames.

    There were no injuries. But smoke from the fire quickly filled the mall, forcing it to close for the day.

    The Champs store sustained serious smoke and water damage, Wido said. Several other nearby stores had slight to moderate smoke and water damage, he said.


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    Default Re: People like this keep us in business!

    Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
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    New York Mall Evacuated After Worker Starts Fire Trying To Kill Spider



    Associated Press

    JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- A worker at a sporting goods store tried to kill a spider by burning it and ignited a fire that caused the evacuation of the mall where the store is located.

    Police charged Joseph Freer, 23, Binghamton, with fourth-degree arson, a felony, following the fire late Wednesday afternoon at the Champs Sports store in the Oakdale Mall, 80 miles south of Syracuse near Binghamton.

    Freer, an assistant manager, doused the spider with a flammable substance and then lit it, said Johnson City Police Capt. Ted Wido. The blaze quickly spread to merchandise in the storage area, eventually engulfing the storage area in flames.

    There were no injuries. But smoke from the fire quickly filled the mall, forcing it to close for the day.

    The Champs store sustained serious smoke and water damage, Wido said. Several other nearby stores had slight to moderate smoke and water damage, he said.


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    Imagine having to serve jail time....for a felony conviction. Whatdya tell the guys when thet ask you...."Whatcha in for dude?"

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    The defense will claim he suffers from a mental defect called "Arachnophobia" and get counseling. He will be back on the streets in no time setting those 8 legged creatures on fire.

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    This guy must have played alot of violent video games a child. A simple wad of **** paper and a quick flush would have done the trick. I think there may be a bit more to the story then this genius told to the PD.
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    He must of thought he would be hailed a hero for killing the spider.
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    Did this genius ever hear of maybe say um hmm...stepping on the spider???? If he didn't want to get his shoes dirty, he could have
    grabbed a pair of $130 Air Jordans off the shelf & whacked the spider with it...for that price, they should be useful for something other than just "looking good".

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    Why kill the little guy at all? Let him go outside where he can eat mosquitoes and other harmful insects. Spiders rock!

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    I think there may be a bit more to the story then this genius told to the PD.
    I'm with you, Neman.

    What's the best way to get away with arson? Do something stupid like this chump, then tell 'em how you did it.

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    Originally posted by kentbwj
    Why kill the little guy at all? Let him go outside where he can eat mosquitoes and other harmful insects. Spiders rock!
    I try telling the wife the same thing, but she gets plain freaked out by spiders.

    Spiders are our friends...
    Stay alert and be safe.

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