Skip to comments.Man charged with starting fire at Occupy Austin camp
Posted on 01/10/2012 7:24:17 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
Police have arrested a man accused of starting a fire early Thursday at the Occupy Austin camp outside of City Hall.
Robert Alex Mittenholzer, 29, was charged with criminal mischief and bail was set at $5,000, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Witnesses told police they heard Mittenholzer saying he was going to build a bonfire to keep warm and that it would be OK because this was a concrete jungle, the affidavit said. Firefighters arrived at the area about 3:15 a.m. and were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, the document said.
Damage to the property was estimated at $5,700, according to court records.
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I’ve heard that sort of thing too. The liberals say that the shooting in Oakland was not officially part of the Occupy camp there. And the girl who got raped at one Occupy site was allegedly attacked by someone NOT affiliated with the movement.
So the SOP for lefttists is that, anything that happens at an Occupy site was done by someone NOT part of the group.
And the lap dogs in the MSM will dutifully report that, so as to enhance the image of Occupy people in the minds of the public.
Back in the depression era (the Great Deppression, not the Obama Depression) they built their street fires in empty metal barrels.
But what did they know?
Back then they were mostly only high school graduates or dropouts - not overeducated Ivy League college grads.
Is Austin the last city that hasn’t closed down its fleabag Obamaville for hippies and vagrants?
Oh, how I could wax nostalgic! Back in the day, we still built metal barrels, not the poor plastic imitations of today.
Don't blame the 99%. They've seen pictures of people burning trash cans
Bur when they try, something goes wrong
That's when they decide the original picture must have been CGI
....one thing is clear...they would rather continue to be a deadbeat than anything else....like
GET A JOB!
Plus ça change, plus c'est la meme chose
The "dangerous class", the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of the old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue. - Communist Manifesto 1848
I think they’re still camping out in KC.
The need to see if this idiot has any connection to the fire that burned the Governors mansion a few years back.
Austin is for Idiots......
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