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Vandals are caught on camera deliberately setting fire to a Christmas tree 

Source. Daily Mail

By - Ryan Nelson

Date 02-01-2022

Two men are being hunted by Key West police after they were seen setting fire to a tree that ended up burning the town's Southernmost Point buoy 
'Extensive damage' was caused to the buoy between 3am and 3:30am, Saturday
The incident, which was caught on video, shows two men placing a Christmas tree in front of the concrete buoy and then setting the tree on fire 
The flames left massive burn marks along the front of the four-ton buoy 

Police in Florida are searching for two men who set a fire next to Key West's famous Southernmost Point buoy early on New Year's Day causing serious damage.

Authorities said two men lit a Christmas tree on fire in front of the buoy around 3:30am on Saturday morning.

The flames charred sections of the colorful, 4-ton cement monument that reads '90 miles to Cuba, Southernmost Point, Continental U.S.A.'

The incident, which was caught on video, shows two men placing a Christmas tree in front of the concrete buoy and then setting the tree on fire   

Police are searching for two people who burned a part of Key West's famous Southernmost Point buoy early on New Year's Day after setting a fire near the landmark tourism icon    +9
Police are searching for two people who burned a part of Key West's famous Southernmost Point buoy early on New Year's Day after setting a fire near the landmark tourism icon

The two men could be seen laughing and joking as they filmed the criminal act. 'Extensive damage' was caused to the buoy between 3 and 3:30am on Saturday    +9
The two men could be seen laughing and joking as they filmed the criminal act. 'Extensive damage' was caused to the buoy between 3 and 3:30am on Saturday

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The flames left a large black burn mark on the monument. The Key West Fire Department were called to extinguish the fire.

Tourists were seen gathering near the damaged buoy for pictures later on Saturday.

'If anyone knows who these two jerks are...please contact the Key West police,' one person wrote on Facebook. 

The red, yellow, black and white marker resembles a giant marine navigational buoy. 

It proclaims that Key West is 90 miles from Havana. Artists restored the monument after it was damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Key West police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 305-809-1000. 

SOURCE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10361795/Vandals-filmed-deliberately-set-fire-Christmas-tree-placed-Southernmost-Point-buoy.html

 

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Sometimes I just despair of some people, I know exactly what I would do if I found them, Unfortunately I cant print it here!

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24 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

Two men are being hunted by Key West police after they were seen setting fire to a tree that ended up burning the town's Southernmost Point buoy 
'Extensive damage' was caused to the buoy between 3am and 3:30am, Saturday
The incident, which was caught on video, shows two men placing a Christmas tree in front of the concrete buoy and then setting the tree on fire 
The flames left massive burn marks along the front of the four-ton buoy 

Police in Florida are searching for two men who set a fire next to Key West's famous Southernmost Point buoy early on New Year's Day causing serious damage.

Authorities said two men lit a Christmas tree on fire in front of the buoy around 3:30am on Saturday morning.

The flames charred sections of the colorful, 4-ton cement monument that reads '90 miles to Cuba, Southernmost Point, Continental U.S.A.'

The incident, which was caught on video, shows two men placing a Christmas tree in front of the concrete buoy and then setting the tree on fire   

Police are searching for two people who burned a part of Key West's famous Southernmost Point buoy early on New Year's Day after setting a fire near the landmark tourism icon    +9
Police are searching for two people who burned a part of Key West's famous Southernmost Point buoy early on New Year's Day after setting a fire near the landmark tourism icon

Reminds me of the Fox Square incident. Source: 

WWW.FOXNEWS.COM

The massive All-American Christmas Tree outside Fox News’ New York City headquarters was seriously damaged in a fire early Wednesday and police say they arrested the man accused of sparking the flames.

 

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25 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

The two men could be seen laughing and joking as they filmed the criminal act. 'Extensive damage' was caused to the buoy between 3 and 3:30am on Saturday

Oh, of course they were. The stupid hoodlums thought their shenanigans were funny. So predictable. The fact they also burned a monument in the process isn't lost on me. We've had enough of that (e.g., tearing down monuments and burning and looting occurring around big cities recently). Of course, while I don't mean that as a political statement (as those hooligans were most certainly just intoxicated morons), I'm afraid it's become political anyway, nowadays.

26 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

Sometimes I just despair of some people, I know exactly what I would do if I found them, Unfortunately I cant print it here!

Indeed.

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It is unfortunate the levels some sink to. 

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What have we taught our children and grandchildren?

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32 minutes ago, Grandpa Gus said:

What have we taught our children and grandchildren?

Ive taught,and continue to teach, my grandson the difference between right and wrong, the importance of decisions you make and the potential outcomes and importantly respect for yourself and others.

I can only hope and pray that when not in my company and a he progresses into adulthood he remembers  he employs the knowledge wisely and makes the right decisions in his life in spite of what others may choose to do. :) 

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13 hours ago, Grandpa Gus said:

What have we taught our children and grandchildren?

Hopefully parents and grandparents teach their children Christian values, respect for private and public property, respect of themselves and others, generosity, human decency, and kindness (which includes not bullying those weaker than themselves). Those things all transcend both time and politics because they're rooted in the Golden Rule of the Lord Jesus. To take something and burn it down just because we can? That's what anarchists (like BLM or Antifa) do.

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1 hour ago, Sundblom Santa said:

 That's what anarchists (like BLM or Antifa) do.

 I think we are entering the realm of intolerance and sweeping generalizations here

Whilst I understand we all have our own personal views and beliefs, religious political etc and Im not sure CN is meant to be a platform for these to be espoused.

If it is Im not sure its a place for me, :( 

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53 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

I think we are entering the realm of intolerance and sweeping generalizations here

Perhaps. Thank you, Santa brother, for your wise words. They really are greatly appreciated!

54 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

Whilst I understand we all have our own personal views and beliefs, religious political etc and Im not sure CN is meant to be a platform for these to be espoused.

Of course not. Great call. Thanks for making sure we abide by the principles of the Santa Claus Oath (especially #6 in that case). 👍

55 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

If it is Im not sure its a place for me, :( 

Please don't ever, ever say that! :sc_sad: You'll give me a conniption saying things like that!

I don't know. Maybe it's a weirdly American thing. Sorry! Can we still be Santa buddies?

Moving on . . . note to self: remember the mantra, "I am one with the beard, I am one with the beard" (I heard that on here once; wise words).

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