Normally, I Do Not Approve of Pranks Involving Firearms
But I am impressed at both the sense of humor and the mad shooting skilz of whoever did this in Kingsland, Arkansas:
The alleged shooter looks exactly as I imagined, and the local constabulary has arrested Timothy Sled and charged with multiple crimes, which is fight and proper.
What he did was vandalism of public property, and the repairs will cost a rather significant amount of money for a town of only 514 residents.
Still, it is funny as hell:
Deputies have released the identity of the man who they said shot the Kingsland, Arkansas, water tower, springing a leak and bringing a national spotlight onto the birthplace of Johnny Cash.
According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Sled of Kingsland is facing two felony charges tied to the vandalism, which caused a leak in the tower in a spot where a silhouette of the music legend was, making it look as though the Man in Black was relieving himself.
Deputies said Sled, 38, could face up to $20,000 in fines and 16 years in prison for the incident.
Repair work to patch the leak started Wednesday, Mayor Luke Neal said. The spray had been costing Kingsland $200 a day in losses, and repairs were expected to cost more than $5,000, great expenses for a small town of only 514 residents.
16 years and $20,000.00, huh? That’s a lot to do for the lulz, “I shot a man in Kingsland, just to watch him pee.”