Fire Dumb Below
Monday, February 11th, 2008 • Filed under Arson
The Internet is such a marvelous tool. It’s done some wonderful things for humanity in its time. Its given us access to more pornography than we could ever imagine. Its boosted the Nigerian economy. Its saved thousands of dollars in police departments’ budgets by giving dumb criminals a place to brag about their crimes to the world.
According to WGEM in Quincy, Illinois, a teenage boy who bragged about burning down a church has been arrested.
The station received a tip that the fire may have been started on purpose by a boy who bragged about starting the fire on the GameFAQS.com. Police immediately narrowed down their search to every nearby 40 year old man who lives in their parents’ basement.
The suspect in question called himself JediKnight12345. Apparently TotalLoser12345 was already taken.
When some of the members claimed the posting was a fake, the boy posted pictures of himself starting the fire and bragged about starting another fire at a school. Something tells me that the most connection he’s had to a school in a long time.