Last week a single-axle travel-trailer parked on the side of Highway 112 was torched in the early morning hours. Looking over the chatter on Our Town’s Facebook page shows there was a chorus of Our Town members and/or posters suggesting ways to get rid of it. Some even posting photos of the travel-trailer on the side of the highway.
As soon as someone suggested torching it more of the chatter-group chimed in and suggested how fitting it would be and how worthless were the people who owned it etc etc.
One of the individuals, posting under the name of a Supervisor of Corrections, suggested “toss a flare in it.”
(No one posted on the thread urging sane reconsideration of this planned criminal act)
That night, or early the next morning, the recreational vehicle burned to the ground. The chatter group was thrilled.
Little do they know federal officials, in town for weeks, with Geofeedia software, which tracks targeted social media posts over a large area and sweeps it into a manageable database for ease of investigation. The software also maps the geophysical location showing exactly where targeted social media posts originate.
Luckily there was no one sleeping in the travel-trailer or there would now be a charge for manslaughter.
Anyone with information on this act of arson or other crimes is encouraged to contact the Washington State Police and or Clallam Sheriff’s Dept. If you were involved in this it might be a good idea to be the first to turn yourself in and cop a plea as others may do time.