Walter Edmund Bond, 34, is so committed to being a vegan that he tattooed the word across his neck. It was a useful identifying feature when officers arrested him for allegedly burning down a sheepskin factory in Colorado. However, it gets even more bizarre.
After the Sheepskin factory was burned down, a video showed a man approaching the building around 3 am with a backpack. A man who identified himself as “A.L.F. Lone Wolf” later posted this message on the Internet:
“Be warned that making a living from the use and abuse of animals will not be tolerated. Also be warned that leather is every bit as evil as fur, as demonstrated in my recent arson against the Leather Factory in Salt Lake City. Go vegan!”
Police believed the reference was to the Tandy Leather Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah — torched on June 5th. A third party called the FBI to say that Bond had said that he was the culprit. They arranged a meeting where Bond reportedly admitted to the arson. What is fascinating is the reference to the lunch that Bond had at a friend’s house shortly before he was arrested: hamburgers.
In his backpack, they found literature titled “The Declaration of War – Killing People to Save Animals – Strike a Match, Light a Fuse, We Only Have the Earth to Lose.”
Bond is facing one count of arson of property affecting interstate commerce with a maximum prison term of 20 years in prison.
Source: Globe Gazette