News Selfie arsonist given 20 years in prison for starting devastating California fires

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  1. dawg

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    A man who started a devastating forest fire in California has been found guilty of arson thanks to evidence he provided himself in form of a video.

    Wayne Allen Huntsman, 39, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and given a $60m fine after pleading guilty to starting the fire, which destroyed 97,717 acres of Californian forest over 27 days.

    Mr Huntsman admitted to hiking out into woodlands near King of the Mountain Road in Pollock Pines, El Dorado County on September 13 and lighting two fires – later dubbed the 2014 King Fire - claiming that he was trying to keep warm.

    Using his mobile phone to record a selfie-video, Mr Huntsman left what appears to be a message for his girlfriend. Pointing out the fires he had started in the woodland, he said on camera: “I’ve got fires all around me. Look at me, babe”.

    After taking the video, the arsonist escaped the blazing woods and ran out to a local highway, where he was picked up by retired fire-fighter Lars Knutsen.

    He proudly showed his video to Mr Knutsen, who recorded it on his own mobile phone as evidence after recognising its significance.

    Crying in court on Friday, Mr Huntsman said: “I plead guilty because I did it”.

    The King Fire destroyed around 100 buildings and more than 100 square miles of land in the north-central Sierra Nevada Mountains in 2014, causing thousands of California residents to be evacuated from the blaze.
     
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    How much was that fine? $60M?

    Why do I get the distinct feeling you could confiscate every penny from all the members of his extended family and still have about $59,999,975 of that go uncollected? :dontknow:
     
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    Say what you want about social media, we're catching creeps and weirdos at a faster rate abd locking em up. :dontknow:
     
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    I love the retards who knock over an atm and then post their mugs on facebook holding the wads of cash hoping to impress their shithead friends lol.
     
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    his high narcissism got him caught.

    but were the fires set intentionally or by accident, and what was his motive?
     
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    No he set the fires then bragged to his girlfriend in a selfie video.
     
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    :facepalm: Dumb as a box of....


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    What a retard.
     
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    He lit the fire to keep warm he says. Well, his butt cheeks will warm someone's wiener in the big house.
     
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    A box of a box of rocks?
     
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    Asshole
     
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    Let me show my confession video to the first stranger I flag down on the highway. What a jerk off. I'm sure his girlfriend will wait for him to get out of prison.
     
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    He should have no problem paying the fine lol. Let me see he makes 5dollars a week in prison.
     
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    Criminals always tell somebody.

    It's weird.
     
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    They want the feeling of acceptance (I don't know why they'd use criminal activity to get this) and fame and "hey, look what I did" recognition. Fucking retards. It's crazy. I mean, with that fire and just about any fire of that magnitude, I'm guessing you could set the damn thing, run away, revel in your retarded work, and not get caught if you kept your mouth shut, right? How on Earth would anyone have known?

    I'm much happier with my version of a crime: crop dusting a group of people in the mall with my vicious farts (like I did the other day) and these young kids (between 8 and 10) started grabbing their noses and saying, "ewwww....what is that smell..."

    I watched the reaction. Laughed. Felt good about myself. Laughed some more. Went home. Had a pizza. Passed out.

    It was a good day.
     
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    60 Million dollar fine... :giggle:
     
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    He was trying to look brave for his girl, and the dude that picked him up.

    :facepalm:

    Farting and walking away from it and having others walk through it is one of life's true pleasures!!!

    lols
     
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    He'll probably get his wages garnished.
     
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