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Burning Man burns too soon, man charged with arson

By RobotGod     Aug 28, 2007 in Crime
The Burning Man effigy, whose torching marks the highlight of the annual countercultural festival in the Nevada desert, was set on fire and burned prematurely with arson suspected.
Reuters reports that the effigy was scheduled to go up in flames on Saturday night, but was set on fire overnight on Tuesday. One man was arrested.
Organizers say they will have to construct a new Burning Man in the coming days. Tens of thousands of hippies were left disappointed. They come from all over to see the burning man burn.
"We have the means and the will. The event continues on schedule, and the Man will burn on Saturday night," said Andie Grace, a festival spokeswoman.
A San Francisco man is being held on charges of arson, possession of fireworks, destruction of property and resisting a public officer.
It was a sad day for hippies. The only thing being set ablaze right now is Cannabis. One can only imagine the sheer number of times the word "Bummer" was used on this day.
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