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Originally posted by Aggie Man
my personal take on this story is that the cops are obligated to respond to any complaint, so I can't very well classify the incident as police harassment. Sure, the person that called the police overreacted. However, I must say, I would probably feel a bit nervous going into that bank knowing there is a strange guy sitting outside painting the bank going up in flames. There are just too many crazies in this world for it to not throw up a caution flag.
I suppose that the bigger picture here is that the artist was not arrested; therefore, no big deal.
Originally posted by N3k9Ni
I liked this part:
"They asked if I was a terrorist and was I going to follow through and do what I was painting."
Sounds to me like the cops weren't taking this seriously and were making fun of whoever made the complaint.
Originally posted by SyphonX
Did they really ask if he was a "terrorist"? My oh my, we're still floating about in 2001 aren't we?
Last I checked, if you set fire to a building, you were an arsonist. I hardly think burning down a Chase bank would "terrorize" the populace. In fact, they'd probably like it a bit. Something to think about.
Terrorist. Yea, good luck with that.