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By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jul 26, 2:47 PM ET

ELM MOTT, Texas - A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a "nerd" over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson.

As he made his way toward Texas, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares posted photos online showing the welcome signs at several states' borders, as if to prove to his Internet friends that he meant business.

When he finally arrived, Tavares burned the guy's trailer down.

This week, Tavares, 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading no contest to arson and admitting he set the blaze.

"I didn't think anybody was stupid enough to try to kill anybody over an Internet fight," said John G. Anderson, 59, who suffered smoke inhalation while trying to put out the 2005 blaze that caused $50,000 in damage to his trailer and computer equipment.

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lol, posted photos...what a nerd!

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Glad i do not live in a trailer. If i did i would be watching for you guys. [Smile]
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where's the fire dept whayen you really need 'em?

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dayum, i'll set a fire... and wait...for that kinda response [Big Grin]

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call me if you need any tinder [Big Grin] , i'll be glad to contribute...

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am thinking more tender... ;>

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What a moron
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According to that article, his screen name was "PYROdice".

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Hard to believe he would be capable of such an act since he looks so stable in this picture. lol

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Apparently he was stable enough to be an AEGIS weapons systems operator....

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quote:
Originally posted by NaturalResources:
Apparently he was stable enough to be an AEGIS weapons systems operator....

LOL i was a gunner in the navy, stability isn't part of the equation [Big Grin]

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"...stability isn't part of the equation"

Particularly if it might lead to questioning the legality of some operation or order.

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quote:
Originally posted by J_U_ICE:
Hard to believe he would be capable of such an act since he looks so stable in this picture. lol

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He looks emotionless...like that asian kid who did the VIRGINIA TECH shooting.
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ya think? seems to me, I smell burning fuse...

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