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#1 webeagle12

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 14:56

Fargo, ND – Local resident Todd Fox has been detained for “reckless endangerment” and “illegal use of high-powered fire-breathing weaponry” for attacking snow with his flamethrower. Fox reportedly became so fed up with the week-long blowing snow epidemic in his area that he decided to KILL IT WITH FIRE.

 

The neighborhood was treated with quite a show last night as Fox unleashed an inferno upon the mountainous snow palace that was his front yard. Neighbors to his immediate right and left noticed a bright orange cloud and could hear what they thought was “puff the magic dragon spewing mayhem all over hell,” which prompted one of them to notify police.

 

Fox stated that he was simply “fed up with battling the elements” and that he did not possess the willpower necessary to move “four billion tons of white bull ****.”

 

Police say that Fox surrendered his efforts immediately upon their arrival and that his front yard “looked like a hydrogen bomb had gone off.” They think he was just happy to be done with snow removal, even if it did mean a trip to jail.

 

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#2 arachnoid

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 15:33

Firey was it you?

 

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#3 firey

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 15:36

Firey was it you?

 

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#4 McKay

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 15:39

One of the fighter squadrons here 2 years ago got in deep trouble when to clear snow from one of the HAZ's they towed a jet out, it gunned the engine and span in circles. Figured out they wasted ten's of thousands of pounds. Of course this is one of those stories we're told not to tell, lest a newspaper like The Sun get ahold of it and have a field day. 

 

They did before when a reporter heard a technician blabbing about how the Air Force was paying £60 for 20W lightbulbs to put on the obstruction lamp of a radar, and these bulbs were literally no different from the ones you'd get in B&Q. But we have to use the contracted parts etc, and thats what the company who supplies them charges. I've seen us get charged £200 for a standard keyboard with a serial connector before.



#5 B0mberman

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 15:43

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 15:53

damn, that ######er stole my idea!



#7 +warwagon

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 15:54

Hey it sounds like a much better Idea than my retarded neighbors son who one day tried to clean the snow off his drive way with a push mower. (True story!)



#8 arachnoid

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 15:59

Ah give the lad a break............its hard for kids that age to get outta bed



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:12

Am I the only one who is concerned that someone has a flamethrower in his garage or attic? I do not think this is useful, even for the summer family barbecues

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:16

Totally worth it :laugh:

 

If I was to have something on my criminal record I'd happily accept "Illegal use of high-powered fire-breathing weaponry" :rofl: 



#11 firey

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:20

Am I the only one who is concerned that someone has a flamethrower in his garage or attic? I do not think this is useful, even for the summer family barbecues

 

Yes, you are the only one.



#12 Louisifer

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:26

Am I the only one who is concerned that someone has a flamethrower in his garage or attic? I do not think this is useful, even for the summer family barbecues

 
Taken from the source's comments:

"Flamethrowers are not weapons under federal law. They are agricultural equipment. They're used in the VA swamps for clearing brush.  But since there is no projectile and no explosive force, they are outside ATF purview."



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:32

 
Taken from the source's comments:

"Flamethrowers are not weapons under federal law. They are agricultural equipment. They're used in the VA swamps for clearing brush.  But since there is no projectile and no explosive force, they are outside ATF purview."

 

It's funny that they're not considered "fire" arms.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:43

It's funny that they're not considered "fire" arms.

 

Indeed :p

 

That's got me thinking, If your sleeve was caught on fire and you went and punched someone, would it be classed as assault with a firearm? :p



#15 _dandy_

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:44

They would've had a fit seeing what my next door neighbor used to use to get a campfire going 20 years ago.





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