“When Home Alone Goes Wild: Senior Citizen’s DIY Booby Traps 💣🔫 Trap FBI Bomb Technician in Oregon”
TL;DR;: In a bizarre twist of “Home Alone” meets “Grandpa Gone Wild”, 71-year-old Gregory Lee Rodvelt has been found guilty of assaulting a federal officer and using and discharging a firearm in relation to a violent crime. This inventive yet illicit activity took place when he rigged his former home in Oregon with booby traps, causing injury to an FBI bomb technician.
What’s up with people these days? This guy didn’t just take security measures to a new level, he took it to an entirely different galaxy! 😲
Picture this: It’s 2018, a sunny day in Williams, Oregon. The FBI and bomb technicians from the Oregon State Police visit a property that Gregory once owned and lost in a lawsuit. Gregory, apparently not taking the loss lightly, thought it was a genius idea to turn the property into his personal “DIY Booby Trap Land”. It’s like he was playing a really twisted game of “Mouse Trap”…but with humans. Isn’t that just mind-boggling? 🤔
Our inventive grandpa wasn’t playing with just a can of bear spray and a baseball bat. No, no, he had an entire arsenal. Upon arrival at the property, bomb technicians noticed a minivan blocking the gate. “What’s that minivan doing there?” You may ask. Well, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Under the hood, steel animal traps were affixed and homemade spike strips were deployed. Can you even picture it? 😵💫
And wait, there’s more! The home’s windows were barred from the inside and the front door appeared to have bullet holes from shots fired from inside. In the home’s garage, technicians found a rat trap modified to accept a shotgun shell. This is when things got real.
So, the FBI bomb technician goes in, an explosive charge is used to breach the front door, and then BAM! A rat trap connected to the main garage door goes off, injuring our unsuspecting FBI officer. Oh, and did we mention the hot tub? Yeah, he had one turned on its side, rigged to roll towards the person who opened the gate. What was this guy thinking? 🤷♀️
Gregory now faces up to life in federal prison for his cartoon villain-like antics. But here’s the million-dollar question: How far would you go to protect your property? Is it okay to booby-trap your house to this extreme, risking other people’s lives? Or should we stick to good old-fashioned alarm systems and keep the booby traps on the movie screens where they belong? 🎥💥
Let’s talk about it: In an age where property rights and self-defense are hot-button issues, where do we draw the line between protecting our homes and endangering lives? Is there ever a justification for what Gregory did? 🏚️🚷💭