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Friday, October 14, 2011

Bad Neighbor Threatens to Blow Up Man's Home

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:50 AM

click to enlarge Hmmm... how might that affect property values?
  • Hmmm... how might that affect property values?

And you thought your neighbor sucked...

Police arrested a really grumpy man after he allegedly threatened to blow up his neighbor's house with a Molotov cocktail. The incident unfolded in the Panhandle at midnight on Tuesday when two the neighbors' schedules were clearly out of sync.

The suspect was having trouble getting sleep because his bedroom window faces his neighbor's kitchen, which was emanating bright light. "Instead of getting curtains, the neighbor told him impolitely to turn his f-ing light off," said Officer Jim McMahan.

At first, the neighbor complied and turned the light off, only to come back a few minutes later, perhaps for a midnight snack. When he flipped the light back on, his neighbor, well, flipped.

With the light shining in his face, the sleep-deprived man announced to his neighbor that he was going to toss a Molotov cocktail through his window if he didn't shut the light off. Of course, that would only create even more unwanted light, but we digress.

Naturally, the other man felt a little anxious about going to sleep that night so he called the police, who found a oily and partially burned rag in the threatening neighbor's home, which as McMahan pointed out was enough reason to take him to jail and charge him with terrorist threats.

He probably didn't get much sleep that night after all. 

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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