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Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:08 AM

Man arrested for allegedly burning Biden/Harris hay bale sign

https://www.news10.com/news/man-arrested-for-allegedly-burning-biden-harris-hay-bale-sign/

Dalton police arrested Lonnie Durfee, 49, of Dalton after he allegedly burned a hay bale display showing support for the Biden/Harris presidential campaign.

The Dalton Police Department and the Dalton Fire Department responded to a reported fire on Friday just before 7 p.m. along Route 9 across from the Holiday Brook Farm.

Police said the owners of Holiday Brook Farm had recently painted the outer plastic wrap of hay bales to show support for the Biden/Harris presidential campaign. However, the hay bales were reportedly lit on fire and destroyed.

A police investigation resulted in the arrest of Durfee. He was charged with Burning Personal Property and will be arraigned at a later date in Berkshire District Court.

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Reply Man arrested for allegedly burning Biden/Harris hay bale sign (Original post)
ItsjustMe Oct 13 OP
Botany Oct 13 #1
hlthe2b Oct 13 #3
Botany Oct 13 #4
CurtEastPoint Oct 13 #2
PatSeg Oct 13 #24
PatSeg Oct 13 #25
My Pet Orangutan Oct 13 #5
Sherman A1 Oct 13 #6
farmbo Oct 13 #7
jaxexpat Oct 13 #8
marble falls Oct 13 #9
thucythucy Oct 13 #12
marble falls Oct 13 #13
IronLionZion Oct 13 #22
modrepub Oct 13 #10
calimary Oct 13 #11
Wicked Blue Oct 13 #14
FailureToCommunicate Oct 13 #16
Wicked Blue Oct 13 #17
George II Oct 13 #20
Woodwizard Oct 13 #33
George II Oct 13 #34
FailureToCommunicate Oct 13 #36
sheilahi Oct 13 #15
dlk Oct 13 #18
George II Oct 13 #19
AZ8theist Oct 13 #21
groundloop Oct 13 #26
AZ8theist Oct 13 #27
mwb970 Oct 13 #29
still_one Oct 13 #23
mwb970 Oct 13 #28
Thekaspervote Oct 13 #30
Fla Dem Oct 13 #31
iluvtennis Oct 13 #32
movingviolation Oct 13 #35

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:15 AM

1. Link to fire story with pictures

BTW the farms was going to use that hay to feed their livestock this winter and it was worth > $1,000
so that is a felony charge.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214260185

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:25 AM

3. Kudos. But, it should have been arson IMO. Even if no buildings nearby, it could have burned field

outlying and started a rapidly expanding brush fire.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:33 AM

4. Don't worry they will charge him with a "bunch of stuff"

The smoke was covering a state highway and he will get a bill for the fire run too.

Fox News has poisoned so many American brains.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:25 AM

2. Oh, I so wanted to find a mug of Durfee. Perfect name.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:16 AM

24. I couldn't find a mug shot of him

but I found a video with the guy who made the signs. Durfee wasn't terribly bright, as he told people ahead of time that he was going to do it.

"The guy who did this was bragging in a bar that he was going to do it in front of a whole bunch of people and then when he went to the gas station to get the gas, he was bragging there that he was going to do it, said Crane.

https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/police-arrest-man-setting-huge-biden-harris-display-fire/YACND6HHNRHSXNRJ4UBWMIEH64/

Guess Durfee made the cops' job a lot easier.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:23 AM

25. And here's video

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:50 AM

5. 19 hay bales. How much is that worth?

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:55 AM

6. Good!

Hope they throw the book at him.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 07:59 AM

7. The genius thinking of a Trumpie lizard brain...

Instead of 500 people seeing the sign while driving past the farm, by torching it and creating a viral internet sensation, probably 5 million people have seen it in all its glory.

Thanks!

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:07 AM

8. Driving in very rural southern Alabama yesterday,

I was shocked to see 2 biden harris signs in public. Alongside a major secondary road. Saw very few trump signs.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:08 AM

9. There'll be a 'hey, its election year, kids'll be kids, slap on the wrist' judgement ...

and he'll drink free beer for a couple of weeks down at the Dew Drop Tap.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:12 AM

12. At age 49 he's hardly a "kid."

At least not chronologically.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:16 AM

13. He's certainly not adult.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:55 AM

22. 49 year old males are kids the same way 14 year old girls are women

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:10 AM

10. GoFundMe

will pay his fines. The deplorable think it's funny. Guy should have to bail replacement hay instead of paying for replacement.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:11 AM

11. Good. I hope he gets the max.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:21 AM

14. What state is this? nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:31 AM

16. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

(We are not ENTIRELY blue)

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:31 AM

17. thank you

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:47 AM

20. I was shocked just now when I read the article and saw it was MA, not some red neck town down south.

That's only about 70 miles from me.

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 12:46 PM

33. There are plenty up here in NY

Our township is 68 percent registered republicans, up in the Catskills 90 mi north of NY city. Some are loud morons fitting the internet stereotype to a tee.

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #33)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 12:53 PM

34. I know. My first thought was it was in Eastern MA, then looked it up...

It's in the western part of the state, not far from the NY state line. I lived in Hoosick Falls for almost a year, thought I was in Ohio with all the right wingers in the area.

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 02:12 PM

36. The difference is that in Mass, the Trumpers benefit from all the things they...

claim to be against.

Cognetive dissonance

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:25 AM

15. congrats Dufus

Oh, don't worry Dufus. This will guarantee you a speaking spot at the next convention, along with Rittenhouse and that lunatic gun waving couple.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:39 AM

18. Arson is not a joke

This guy has serious problems

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:45 AM

19. Damn, when I heard of that a couple of days ago I assumed it was somewhere in Georgia or....

....the Carolinas.

That was MASSACHUSETTS???

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 08:53 AM

21. The thing about this....

It's like Biden sign stealing in my neighborhood in Arizona. It has the OPPOSITE effect the criminals want. It only highlights the imbecility of the perpetrators and generates sympathy for the victims.

Seriously, who would have even known about the hay bale sign outside of the local area before the fire? When Biden/Harris signs are stolen in Arizona, the owners (including myself) only replace the signs and donate more money to the campaign.

The fire in Mass has now become NATIONAL NEWS. It only highlights the FUCKING STUPIDITY of the arsonist. It only resolves more votes for the Democrats. It only causes more disgust on the part of intelligent right wingers who oppose this kind of vandalism.

Many of my right leaning friends are completely turned off by this idiocy and further resolve to vote for Biden.

You can't fix stupid, and I for one would NEVER use the word "smart" when referring to Trump supporters.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:25 AM

26. My neighborhood is awash in tRump signs & flags I would LOVE to steal and burn......

but somehow I have the self control to refrain from that kind of stupidity. tRump supporters, not so much.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #26)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:29 AM

27. In Arizona, it's a Class 2 misdemeanor.

$750 fine and 4 months in jail for each offense.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #26)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:35 AM

29. Unlike in 2016, there are almost NO trump signs where I live.

I live in Columbus, Ohio. Driving home from the doctor's office this morning through Upper Arlington, a wealthy suburb, I saw perhaps a dozen Biden signs and ZERO trump signs in people's yards. The old lady across the street from me still flies her trump flag next to her front door as she has since 2016. So that's one.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:03 AM

23. I hope he is made to pay not only for the damage, but for the police and fire department costs

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:33 AM

28. A typical rotten trump cultist.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 09:37 AM

30. Good! These repukes are soooo hateful. Let him spread his hate in prison

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:05 AM

31. Many states also have specific laws against destroying/stealing political signs.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 10:07 AM

32. Lock. Him.Up. What a cretin. Guess he hasn't heard of "live, and let live". nt

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 01:03 PM

35. All of covidiot45 supporters are unhinged.

Prove me wrong.

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