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KCChiefsMan
08-19-2009, 09:51 PM
So my roommates cousin, who lives next to us, got arrested yesterday because at work he got pissed off and said "I hate this place, I wish I could burn this mother down" so he spent the last couple of nights in jail and they let him out today. He's a tatoo artist and comes off kind of creepy I guess, but overall he is a pretty nice guy and is an intelligent person. Certainly not threatening in any way. But I guess he just quoted the movie Office Space when he got in a fight with his boss or something and said "I'd like to burn this place down." Well, I guess he is looking at prison time and they are pressing charges against him.

A guy like him doesn't need to be in prison, he needs to get a good lawyer. But I guess they passed some law about this several years ago because of "terrorism" and he made a "terrorist threat." I think this whole situation is BS, it was stupid of him to say that, but he has no criminal record in the past 20 years and was pissed off and said something he shouldn't have said. There is absolutely no chance that he would have followed through and actually do it.

So I guess the moral is when you quit your job don't say "I'm gonna set this place on fire"

And no, this isn't about me. It's about my neighbor who is a pretty good guy and never bothers anybody. I'd hate to see a decent person go to prison for 2 years for this BS.

DaFace
08-19-2009, 09:53 PM
Huh. I'd think they'd have a hard time proving that constitutes a "terrorist threat" in court, but I'm no lawyer.

Bugeater
08-19-2009, 10:02 PM
Just tell him to kick someone's ass the first day, or become someone's bitch. Then everything will be all right.

chasedude
08-19-2009, 10:03 PM
Just tell him to kick someone's ass the first day, or become someone's bitch. Then everything will be all right.

Don't drop the soap

KCChiefsMan
08-19-2009, 10:05 PM
seriously though, they are trying to put him in prison for 2 years. That's some BS.

Valiant
08-19-2009, 10:06 PM
So he will be going to a pound me in the ass prison..

Seriously though, I don't see why the company is going on with the charges..

His best bet is to get the PR machine working for him in the news and pressure on the company.. Was he a mega idiot? yes.. But he should not go to prison for it.. Tell him to contact the news station..

cardken
08-19-2009, 10:11 PM
Sounds like somebody had a case of the Mondays.

Pioli Zombie
08-19-2009, 10:24 PM
I'm a people person!!!!!! What the hell is wrong with you people????????????
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CosmicPal
08-19-2009, 10:35 PM
I'm a people person!!!!!! What the hell is wrong with you people????????????
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ROFL

Predarat
08-19-2009, 10:35 PM
If you have ever heard interviews about people who actually do burn places down is about the same things you are saying about your friend.

CosmicPal
08-19-2009, 10:41 PM
So I guess the moral is when you quit your job don't say "I'm gonna set this place on fire"



The moral is that you don't say anything to anyone in a public arena, particularly a place of employment. It is irrelevant if you are "kidding around". People take this sh*t seriously now and it has nothing to do with 911, but rather the history of "work-related deaths/threats"

I haven't worked in an office building in the past 15 years that didn't have some sort of security measure- a f*cking card to get into the building, the same card to get past the elevator, into your own floor, into your own hallway, into your own area, meeting room, etc...

Your friend might be intelligent, but he wasn't smart.

I do hope the best for him. He should get the best lawyer he can find and use friends such as yourself to tell the court that his statement was blown out of proportion and taken out of context. Unfortunately, with all the nuthooks out there today, your testimony may not be enough to salvage what was already said.

Best of luck.

Pioli Zombie
08-19-2009, 10:41 PM
It would have been funny if like in the movie airplane just as he said "I'll burn this place to the ground" someone dropped a watermelon from the ceiling and it smashed down all over the desk. This is what I'm seeing.
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88TG88
08-19-2009, 10:42 PM
Tell him to watch his cornhole.

Just Passin' By
08-19-2009, 10:44 PM
First rule of Office Space....

Pioli Zombie
08-19-2009, 10:47 PM
Friday is Hawaiian shirt day.
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Pitt Gorilla
08-20-2009, 12:21 AM
I'll be honest with you, I love his music. I do. I'm a Michael Bolton fan. For my money, I don't know if it gets any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman".

salame
08-20-2009, 12:24 AM
Just tell him to kick someone's ass the first day, or become someone's bitch. Then everything will be all right.

it worked for me



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/05/article-1024542-01808EBD00000578-957_468x586.jpg

CrazyPhuD
08-20-2009, 02:04 AM
you know I think this is how places really get burnt down. I'm sure when he said it the dude was kidding, but you know now he really wants to burn that place down....

BigRock
08-20-2009, 02:39 AM
The moral here isn't that you shouldn't quote Office Space. The moral is to quote it correctly and mutter "I could set de building on fire" under your breath after your boss walks away with your stapler.

Then he never hears it and there's no problem.

DaKCMan AP
08-20-2009, 05:24 AM
We have some serious slackers here... so we go up and question them, "What is it you'd say............ ya do here?"

Braincase
08-20-2009, 05:42 AM
Does he work at Allen Press?

Blindside58
08-20-2009, 06:04 AM
If I was going to quote office space, I would have told them that I didn't need the job because I was going into Porn to do "Two chicks at the same time!"

Demonpenz
08-20-2009, 06:19 AM
hey peter turn channel 38! Breast exams are on

Iowanian
08-20-2009, 06:47 AM
"I could set this place on fire".....he didn't even get the quote right.


Tell him I said
"Watch out for your cornhole, man"
http://www.the-reel-mccoy.com/movies/1999/images/officespace_lawrence.jpg

Saulbadguy
08-20-2009, 06:54 AM
seriously though, they are trying to put him in prison for 2 years. That's some BS.

Federal pound me in the ass prison?

Duck Dog
08-20-2009, 07:05 AM
Sounds like somebody had a case of the Mondays.

ROFLROFL Holy shit.

Duck Dog
08-20-2009, 07:08 AM
Tell him to rent 'Big Stan'. There's some helpful stuff he could learn.

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Iowanian
08-20-2009, 07:50 AM
He should start studying up by watching OZ reruns on TV1.

OnTheWarpath58
08-20-2009, 10:02 AM
Jeez, the guy just wanted his stapler.

Thig Lyfe
08-20-2009, 10:35 AM
Let 'im fry.

Predarat
08-20-2009, 11:15 AM
Its probably OK to quoute Office Space but its not a good idea to say anthing about fire, bombs, or PC Load Letters.