A woman in Oregon caught a suspected arsonist with matches in his hand outside her property and held him at gunpoint while she called the police:
Here’s more from Daily Mail:
An Oregon woman held an alleged arsonist at gunpoint until police arrived at the scene after the man claimed he was going to start a fire on her property.
In the footage shared on Kat Cast’s Facebook page, Cast is seen driving up to the man as someone in her vehicle films the incident.
Cast gets out the vehicle holding a handgun, walks over to the man, who has not been identified, and orders him to get on the ground.
‘What are you doing on my property?’ Cast asks. ‘Did you light anything on fire?’
The man then responds that he was ‘just passing through’.
According to Cast, the man had threatened to start a fire on her property, prompting her to make sure he was arrested. Wildfires across California, Washington state and Oregon have killed at least 36 people. All three states are already suffering from hazardous air quality conditions.
She then asked him why he had matches in his hands to which he responded: ‘I smoke.’
Cast says in the video that the man didn’t have cigarettes on him. She then told the man that she had called local police. According to Cast, the incident occurred over the weekend after the man threatened to start a fire on her property.
In a Facebook post, Cast revealed that people had sent her messages claiming that she faked the whole incident.
‘I read all your messages to me, even the private ones, I can tell you that this truly did happen and there is nothing fake about it.
‘I do not wish to speak to anyone, it doesn’t matter to me if it’s a journalist who wants to put it out on the news, I will not put my family in danger by exposing myself any more than what I have already, besides the media will just twist my words.
First thing I noticed about this woman was that she had a huge gun and she wasn’t afraid to use it.
The perp did the right thing because I have a strong feeling she would have shot him if she had to…