You’ve probably been reading about the plague of fires throughout the west that are being attributed to — what else? — climate change.
An arsonist was caught on camera setting a fire in Kelso, WA. Is this climate change? pic.twitter.com/aISZr9hd0D
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 15, 2020
An Oregon woman ran across across a man on her property over the weekend with a book of matches. He claimed he’s a smoker, but had no cigarettes. Smelling a rat, she then held him at gunpoint until law enforcement could arrive and take him into custody.
She documented the takedown in a Facebook post (language warning) in which she promises to be less agreeable the next time she finds an aspiring arsonist on her land:
I will tell you something though if I need to do this again to protect my family and my neighbors, I will in a heartbeat do it again, except this time I will not be as nice as I was.