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    Armed vigilantes chop down tree, block driveway to force neighbor into quarantine

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/armed-...to-quarantine/

    A group of armed vigilantes cut down a tree and dragged it across a man?s driveway in Maine to force him to quarantine in his home amid fears he could be infected with the coronavirus, officials said.

    A man residing on Cripple Creek Road in Vinalhaven, an island off the coast of Maine, called authorities around 3:35 p.m. Friday to report a group of people with guns had cut down a large tree and dragged it in front of his driveway, blocking access to the main road.

    The man said he left his house to check his property when he noticed the cable went out. The unidentified man said he retreated to his home and hailed the Coast Guard for help using a VHF radio after a neighbor began yelling at him to get indoors and remain quarantined.

    The armed group had dispersed before authorities arrived. Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff?s Office, along with the Maine Marine Patrol and a Coast Guard boarding party, responded to the scene. The incident remains under investigation.

    ?Deputies have learned that there is a general belief by some island residents that the Cripple Creek Residents are supposed to be quarantined because they came here from another state and could have COVID-19,? the Knox County Sheriff?s Office in Maine said in a Facebook post.

    ?Whether someone is a Maine resident or not, they have the right to free movement and anyone who infringes upon that free movement is potentially violating the law,? the post said.

    The man and his two roommates have been living in Vinalhaven for about 30 days since coming from out-of-state, authorities said. Several towns in Maine have asked seasonal residents and outside visitors to self-quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Portland Press Herald reported.

    ?If you are concerned about someone potentially being infected or not following the emergency rules or recommendations, please contact us,? the sheriff?s office continued in its post. ?We want everyone to be informed about COVID-19 and the rules around it. We also want everyone to be safe and not overreact in this time of uncertainty as it could end poorly.?

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    Vigilantes.... Cue Kambing coming back with a new username in 3...2...1

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    I wasn't thinking about them being vigilantes; I was thinking about them being cray cray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by up2trouble View Post
    I wasn't thinking about them being vigilantes; I was thinking about them being cray cray.
    To be fair, Kambing ticks both boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by up2trouble View Post
    I wasn't thinking about them being vigilantes; I was thinking about them being cray cray.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Zoidberg View Post
    To be fair, Kambing ticks both boxes.
    And half the stories he posted about 'vigilantes' weren't about vigilantes if you actually read them. I think he just did a google news search for vigilante, and if a story had that word in it he got all hot and bothered.

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    Lets chop down a tree and block his driveway to keep him inside! Lmfaooo. Idiots.

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    But why did they have guns though? Were they going to shoot him if he tried to leave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    But why did they have guns though? Were they going to shoot him if he tried to leave?
    Maybe. Some very strange people in that state. Weird people, like the people in Seattle.

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