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D.A.: Arson Suspect "Liked to Watch Things Burn" : WFMZ-TV 69News

There are 30 comments on the WFMZ story from Feb 19, 2009, titled D.A.: Arson Suspect "Liked to Watch Things Burn" : WFMZ-TV 69News. In it, WFMZ reports that:

D.A.: Arson Suspect "Liked to Watch Things Burn" Authorities in Chester County are holding a news conference right now to announce the arrest of a 19-year-old man for allegedly starting as many as a dozen fires ...

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Jon

Emmaus, PA

#1 Feb 19, 2009
Shame he can't get the death penalty.
ralph

Boyertown, PA

#2 Feb 19, 2009
they should throw the book at this guy. arsonists should be locked up; even like putting the jail on top of them.
Cotesvillian

Bala Cynwyd, PA

#3 Feb 19, 2009
Nah... let him go in the middle of Coatesville and tell the citizens who he is. No trial, no tax dollars spent on jail time... Barlow disappears. It's a win, win.
Max Pain

Tamaqua, PA

#4 Feb 19, 2009
This young man need attention. I'm sure it will be said he had a hard life and a terrible childhood. He says he likes to see things burn. I wonder if he likes the feeling of being burnt. I have a feeling he will be experiencing a burning sensation in jail many times.
comments08

Easton, PA

#5 Feb 19, 2009
It has to be something wrong with this young man. they will put in a mental health hospital,God bless his parents that iam sure they have to be asking so many questions. I hope that they found what is going on with this guy mind, and why he did this,
Max Pain

Tamaqua, PA

#6 Feb 19, 2009
comments08 wrote:
It has to be something wrong with this young man. they will put in a mental health hospital,God bless his parents that iam sure they have to be asking so many questions. I hope that they found what is going on with this guy mind, and why he did this,
Who cares what was going on in his mind? Who cares why he did it? His parents should be asking themselves a question...like how did we raise this freak. They can visit him in prison...his new home. At least he has a home to go to...it may be 10 x 6...but its a home.
Nan

Bath, PA

#7 Feb 19, 2009
A "Baby" who obviously needs behavioral health services. Thank goodness for the citizens of Coatesville, he will receive the help he needs. As for the posts I have read...you should hang your head in shame for implying that he be tortured while in prison. I pray that your children never make a mistake that they will have to reap the repercussion. And yes, I know...your children would "never" do anything wrong. I've heard it before.
Donnamaria Olivieri

Allentown, PA

#8 Feb 19, 2009
I am so Thank full to God that this person was finally caught, I know the people will rest easier {as long as he is the only one} knowing he is in jail, and will not get out no time soon...Praise the Lord for His works on this, and many prayers that were said for the people in Coatesville.
hodge

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Feb 19, 2009
i think he is taking or being forced to take the blame
hodge

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Feb 19, 2009
plan and simple i belive that mr barlow wouldnt and couldnt have the mental thoughts of arson
hodge

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Feb 19, 2009
everyone should think honestly did he do it no
Tango

AOL

#12 Feb 19, 2009
a boys gotta have some fun
Verna Hippensteeple

AOL

#13 Feb 19, 2009
Nan, why should, "people hand their heads in shame" for implying that he be tortured in prison? People are ANGRY, and with all good reason. This guy has, no doubt, issues. BUt, I am positive there has been warning signs, that obviously no one had addressed. He should go to jail for a LONG time. And, what ever happens to him while he's there, is no one else's issue except his and his new found boyfriend's.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#14 Feb 20, 2009
Nan wrote:
A "Baby" who obviously needs behavioral health services. Thank goodness for the citizens of Coatesville, he will receive the help he needs. As for the posts I have read...you should hang your head in shame for implying that he be tortured while in prison. I pray that your children never make a mistake that they will have to reap the repercussion. And yes, I know...your children would "never" do anything wrong. I've heard it before.
Nan- I doubt whether most of our children are arsonists. Yes, there had to be signs that something was wrong and his parents are responsible for that. However, he is now 19 and when you become an adult we are responsible for our actions.

Do you know how many people he left homeless? Now it is reported that he had a friend who helped him. So it looks like these 2 dirtbags had nothing better to do than wreck people's life.

This is 2009 not 1960 when Ozzy and Harriet set the stage for how Americans live. People on here are 'venting" because he did such a horrible thing to a lot of people.

There are no excuses for cruelty to another human being. The sentence fits the crime. He is in deep doo-doo.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#15 Feb 20, 2009
hodge wrote:
plan and simple i belive that mr barlow wouldnt and couldnt have the mental thoughts of arson
Are you serious?? Police don't arrest someone unless they have enough evidence.

What are the mental thoughts of arson?
Bill from Coopersburg

Cary, NC

#16 Feb 20, 2009
Tough love response, if this animal lives in a home, burn it down, if he has a car, burn it. Then throw this lad in jail, lock the door, and keep him there until he is so old, he couldn't light a match if he tried.

Max Pain

“Why so SERIOUS? ”

Since: Jan 09

It's hard core up in da woods

#17 Feb 20, 2009
Nan wrote:
A "Baby" who obviously needs behavioral health services. Thank goodness for the citizens of Coatesville, he will receive the help he needs. As for the posts I have read...you should hang your head in shame for implying that he be tortured while in prison. I pray that your children never make a mistake that they will have to reap the repercussion. And yes, I know...your children would "never" do anything wrong. I've heard it before.
Trying to burn down as many house as you can...is no mistake. Will the excuses ever end for other peoples actions. And what have your children done...I wonder...since you have this type of opinion?
Sam

United States

#18 Feb 20, 2009
While he obviously has a serious problem there had to be similiar instances as a child and then as an adult where his arsonistic tendencies grew. You don't just wake up one day and decide to burn things!!!! It is an defect in the persons brain and like any other criminal has to pay for what he had done. People lost all their life's work and were extremely lucky they didn't loose their own life. Let the people decide his fate, that is what our justice system is about. If that doesn't work, then we are totally doomed!
Who has the last laugh

Hartford, CT

#19 Feb 20, 2009
LMAOO what a SCUMBAG!!!!!!!!!! this loser should be tossed in jail analy raped and feel that burn then have ALL his belongings burned, then have all his hair on his body burned then thrown in his cell with nothing for LIFE!
driversangrywife

Abingdon, VA

#20 Feb 20, 2009
RSD Survivor wrote:
<quoted text> Nan- I doubt whether most of our children are arsonists. Yes, there had to be signs that something was wrong and his parents are responsible for that. However, he is now 19 and when you become an adult we are responsible for our actions.
Do you know how many people he left homeless? Now it is reported that he had a friend who helped him. So it looks like these 2 dirtbags had nothing better to do than wreck people's life.
This is 2009 not 1960 when Ozzy and Harriet set the stage for how Americans live. People on here are 'venting" because he did such a horrible thing to a lot of people.
There are no excuses for cruelty to another human being. The sentence fits the crime. He is in deep doo-doo.
I don't condone what this kid did or the other one; watching people's homes burn and enjoying it is plain sick. I am sensitive to the blaming of parents because my 19 year is a pain in my younowazzit and question where I went wrong all the time, but I know I did the best I could.(She's at least NOT setting people's houses on fire) I don't know these parents or know what they have been thru with their son, so I don't think I am in a position to judge them, that's just me though. I do think that they should punish him and the other guy to the fullest extent possible. None of this "mentally incompentant" stuff's going to fly. I feel for all the people who lost their homes for this guy's perverse enjoyment.

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