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#191438 - 12/29/09 08:26 AM Another Black Eye
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Somehow ... I suspect this guy, in today's news, is one of those trunk-slamming hacks we hear about:

Man Trashes Church Over Electric Bill


(Undated) -- Getting paid in cash is apparently very important to one Washington resident. KREM.com reports that Mark Heitman allegedly trashed his church over a 70-dollar electric repair bill. Heitman performed some repair work for the Crosswords Christian Church in Spokane, and received a 70-dollar check for his efforts. Unfortunately, Heitman wanted to be paid in cash, and he became very upset when his request wasn't met. Early last Tuesday morning, Heitman allegedly drove to his pastor's home and broke out windows on the man's truck. Heitman then drove to the church and began ramming his vehicle into the building. The angry electrician eventually broke into the building, breaking windows, TVs and computer screens. Police were able to locate a guilt-ridden Heitman at a nearby store, and charged him with second degree burglary and mischief.

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#191442 - 12/29/09 12:33 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: renosteinke]
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Ask the DA if this guy is licensed as an electrician, and if he had the proper permits, and if not, add that to the list of charges. A real electrician should have had no problem being paid by check.

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#191445 - 12/29/09 05:01 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: renosteinke]
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That guys hardly a human being, let alone an electrician.
What sort of a person would damage a church, of all places? shocked
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#191446 - 12/29/09 05:41 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Trumpy]
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I'm wondering if alcohol was involved, or some other chemical. frown

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#191448 - 12/29/09 06:56 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Retired_Helper]
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Could be RH,
But this guy has HACK written all over him, a guy that won't take a check, sounds rather dodgy.
I'm surprised he didn't want the money up-front, before the work was done, as well.
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#191511 - 12/31/09 05:59 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Trumpy]
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Registered: 08/18/09
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He's a 56 year old handyman with issues. This is not the first time he's crashed his truck through the wall of a building. He's divorced, poor and has child support payments to make and the last man in America doing $70 service calls.

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sirens/2009/dec/22/spokane-church-rammed-ransacked/

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#191514 - 12/31/09 06:41 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: RH1]
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Thanks, RH1, for the follow-up.

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#191744 - 01/10/10 03:50 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: renosteinke]
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Registered: 03/18/07
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He is definitely a DIYer doing electrical work and low bidding to the utmost extreme.

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#191799 - 01/13/10 03:19 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: mikethebull]
Alan Belson Offline
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Registered: 03/23/05
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In any legal system, eventually he will get locked up for a long time to protect the public and himself. The sad thing is that the world now seems full of nutjobs, on the outside with us and making life even more of a chore than need be.

Look at this fool. He now faces a life sentence for refusing to wear clothes in the street.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/6977441/Naked-rambler-faces-life-in-prison.html
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#191800 - 01/13/10 05:32 PM Re: Another Black Eye [Re: Alan Belson]
wire twister Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
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Loc: Washington GA USA
Why does he still have a drivers license, let alone an electrical license. In Georgia if a contractor is convicted of a felony his contractors license can, and most likely wll be suspended.

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