An teenager picked the wrong door step to try and light a flaming bag of dog shit on early Sunday morning. The attempt garnered him attempted first-degree arson, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and possession of alcohol by a minor charges. PLUS he gets to live with the embarrassment of having been tackled by the homeowner and held in custody until police arrived. Everything started when Wayne Pickens, 57, called police on his neighbors for partying too loud. The party was being held by a group of University of Northern Colorado students. Later that morning, Pickens went outside to find his Sunday Denver Post on fire on his front porch. After putting out the fire, he did not think that the pranksters would be absolute, complete morons and come back again – but he hid in his bushes anyway. Lucky for us, Pickens was wrong, and 18-year-old Andrew Charles Donahue turned out to be an absolute, complete moron.
From his vantage point, Pickens was able to see a group of young men next door using a flashlight to pick up dog shit and put it in a bag. Pickens waited until Donahue came into his yard carrying the bag of shit, along with a pack of matches, and then tackled the dumbass. The entire time, Pickens’s wife was snapping pictures. Even though Pickens, a longtime Greeley resident and small businessman, was being threatened by a couple of Donahue’s friends, he held Donahue there until the police arrived and arrested him. “I just want to be able to sleep through the night,” Pickens said of his actions. “It may empower other people” who hear what I did, he added.
I do find it funny that Donohue got busted for trying to the lame bag-of-shit-on-fire gag, I am surprised at the hefty charges he got for the stunt. Sorry, the attempted stunt. “It’s a foolish prank and puts citizens at risk,” said Robocop…er, I mean Sgt. Joe Tymkowych, spokesman for the Greeley Police Department.
Wayne Pickens totally reminds me of something my dad would do.Tags: Arson, criminal mischief, student