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Kentucky man started forest fire to get Facebook likes

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A man from Jenkins, Ky. was arrested last week for starting fires so he could report on them on his Facebook account.

Johnny Mullins, an aspiring weatherman, admitted to deliberately starting the fires so he could film them for his page. He told police he liked the attention it brought him, according to the story from the Daily Mail.

Mullins is facing one count of second degree arson and can probably kiss any future weatherman gigs goodbye.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

22 Comments for Kentucky man started forest fire to get Facebook likes



  1. Joe Dan Gorman
    1:19 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    What a dumbass



  2. Mathlete
    1:23 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Social media might be the worst thing we’ve ever done with technology, and this is coming from a serious technophile



    • JoeMoney333
      1:40 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      I would argue the net Negative is quickly out pacing the net positive.



    • Mathlete
      1:50 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      Agreed, it started out so beautifully idealistic: the democratization of information, everyone can keep up with their old friends from high school/college, and the world will be connected together…

      Then it became the total shitshow it is today: misinformation spreads at least twice as fast as truth, every idiot thinks their opinion is the equivalent of real facts and education, and goobers try to be “internet famous” by doing things like start fires for a picture of a thumbs up from some person you met at a party one time.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      3:21 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      This is a bad part of social media? No… this is good. It helps to identify these people much faster.



    • NiteSyde
      10:54 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      Isn’t it strange that we are complaining about the negatives of social media ON social media? Lol



  3. UK Big Board Update
    1:26 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Trump fan. Go figure.



    • Mathlete
      1:51 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      Statistically incredibly likely in his part of Kentucky. You could throw a rock and hit a Trump fan, not that I’m openly advocating throwing rocks at Trump fans…



    • Catsby80
      2:11 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      were you a clinton fan?



    • BluKudzu
      4:50 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      Trump fan? Figures. Dumbass.



  4. BK
    2:07 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Just when all the negative stereotypes about Kentucky were almost extinct……..this guy shows up to save the day with one heroic act of utter idiocy!



    • RealCatsFan
      3:39 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      Extinct? Seriously? I don’t think they will ever be “extinct”. Covered up for a little while, maybe, until another idiot like this comes along. Or you get someone on the national news with three teeth describing the sound the “tornader” made coming down the holler.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      3:48 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      Or hollywood makes another “fugitive” movie.



  5. Dusten
    2:15 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Can anyone bare to sit through that video long enough to get a count on “this afternoon”, “some dangerous conditions”, and “across eastern kentucky”? I couldn’t do it.



  6. UK Big Board Update
    2:20 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    These people are breeding, folks…



  7. Cats or Die
    2:25 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    I would say his IQ is low enough to qualify him as mentally handicapped. I actually know him and he’s very “slow.” Just feel really bad for him and the community. Not a bad kid, but I just don’t think he understood the repercussions of what he did.



  8. Bluebloodtoo
    3:19 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Who knew that Social media would help expedite natural selection by highlighting the… errrr… less intelligent members of society?



  9. brentg
    3:20 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Sad, that one is so desperate for recognition that they would stoop to this.



    • RealCatsFan
      3:40 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      The even sadder thing is that he is succeeding in getting that attention that he craves.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      3:51 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

      I don’t know about this.. 20 years ago if someone was desperate for attention they had to hurt someone and make the news. These days you can be stupid and get fame without needing the news cameras. I’d say that’s a better path with less impact to society.



  10. CaneRunCat
    5:11 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Looks like he was dealing with some very dangerous conditions.



  11. terwilliger
    7:56 pm November 17, 2016 Permalink

    Referring to this poor chap as an “aspiring weatherman” is like me calling myself an “aspiring Mr. Megan Fox”