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Entry #114

sirtom93 arrested - TL;DR edition

3/17/09 by Rig
Updated 12/11/10

In the press:

By the way, you media folks, Newgrounds is not a social networking website. It's an animation and music website, the first of its kind, and still the best one around.

"Shame Deckheadtottie isn't getting more recognition in the media. He was the one who called sirtom93's school and that seemed to be the action that really got the ball rolling to stop sirtom93. I believe deckheadtottie also relayed the most information about sirtom93 to the police and the school." - Wade Fulp
This is true. Someone talk to him.

Press Association, #2
BBC Article, #2
Norwich Evening News, #2 (mentions deckheadtottie!), #3, #4 (my interview)
Yahoo! News
EDP24, #2, #3
The Sun
Mail Online
Telegraph
Mercury 24

You know what, there are too many articles out there for me to catalogue them all. Google it. lol

I've been interviewed by too many media outlets to remember. deckheadtottie has talked with the Diss Express and Global.

Encyclopaedia Dramatica article

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Time: EST (GMT)

March 17th

6:40 AM (10:40 AM)
Thomas Briggs, aka sirtom93, claims that he's gonna burn his school down at 11:30 AM GMT. Also made a thread here.

6:58 AM (10:58 AM)
I call the Norfolk cops.

7:07 AM (11:07 AM)
deckheadtottie calls the cops.

7:14 AM (11:14 AM)
Wade provides information to deckheadtottie, who relays to cops.

7:30 AM (11:30 AM)
Thomas Briggs personal info found, relayed to cops via the thread and the school via deckheadtottie.

10:52 AM (2:52 PM)
School phones deckheadtottie and informs him that the matter is being dealt with and the police are involved.

11:40 AM (3:40 PM)
Thomas Briggs arrested before damage dealt. Detective calls me asking for information about other NG users.

12:10 PM (4:10 PM)
The school phones deckheadtottie and says the matter has been dealt with, thanks to NG.

12:40 PM (4:40 PM)
One of the users in question phones the detective themselves, second user a mystery

3:09 PM (7:09 PM)
Am told that Thomas Briggs will be in custody overnight, evidence still being collected.

7:00 PM (11:00 PM)
I got information on the second guy, and sent it off to the detective.

Tom is still in custody, under the mental health act.

March 18th

Tom was able to make a few phone calls from prison. He said that he never intended to do it, that he brought the knife, matches, and supposedly flammable liquid into school to show off or something.
DON'T SAY YOU'RE GONNA TRY TO BURN A SCHOOL DOWN IF YOU DON'T ACTUALLY TRY TO BURN A SCHOOL DOWN.

May 30th
I got an unconfirmed report that he's being held in a "secure psychiatric unit".

Early March, 2010
Preliminary hearings begin.

November 2010
He's been tried, charged, and is staying in a secure hospital unit. He won't be released until approved by a medical board.

Hope he gets better.

UPDATES AS EVENTS WARRANT LOL

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Parodies!
You knew it was gonna happen someday.

How I Buy Petrol?
Sirtom93: The Movie
Sirtom93 - The Game!
Sirtom93's Adventure
Sirtom93's Adventure!
Sirtom93 Sex Tape XXX
Sirtom - The truth behind
Sirtom93 Goes To School
Sirtom69 Finds His Petrol
Sirtom93 Plays With Fire
Dress Up Sirtom93
Dress Up Sirtom!
Dress Up Sirtom 2.0

The Sirtom93 Collab (in progress)

sirtom93 arrested - TL;DR edition


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kazumazkankazumazkan

7/15/14

so is he out or is he still in the loony house


The Internet saved the day.


This is old

4/4/13 Rig responds:

yes


Sirtom93: making the British Newgrounds members seem insane since 2010.


fucking white knights


TycraneTycrane

4/17/11

Haha!

I love NG.


AnbuRickAnbuRick

10/7/10

rofl didnt know about that news till i played "How i buy petrol?" by scottmale24, burning the school atempt...well that's something i wouldn't mind that much to see in fact i wouldn't even hit the pyromaniac for that 1,but trying to show off at the internet for something like that is plain retarded,simply put,owned


DarkMatterDarkMatter

8/11/10

I find this insanely ironic and hilarious. NG saved a school, NG the website that was made famous by Tom Fulp's Pico's School (and other things), a game that was highly criticized in its day because of the recent Columbine Massacre.

Take THAT those who don't respect NG!


onlyataonlyata

7/29/10

OMG.What a psycho.^^


ScarfaceScarface

7/9/10

Goddamnit. WHY did I have to have the misfortune of not going to the BBS that day? WHY?


EntraxEntrax

5/30/10

Rig i love you

12/11/10 Rig responds:

hugz 'n kissez


Rokas1337Rokas1337

12/17/09

^^^ too bad you ruined all of them with your little goodie goodie ways...

and you got modded JUST FOR THIS BS? tom must of been high of his ass!

2/20/10 Rig responds:

I got modded because I'm apparently a model poster. Aren't I awesome?


CericonCericon

8/27/09

Reporting him, when we had the opportunity to gain lulz from this event.

Fucking internet good guys.

9/7/09 Rig responds:

There's plenty of lulz to be had from this event.


mock30mock30

8/16/09

lick armpit armpit licka!


wcatdoorwcatdoor

7/15/09

lol i never heard about this but its pretty easy to follow and damn funny to understand.... the interwebs is used for more than lol cats i say!


I actually made a story about Sirtom93 and I entered it to the storybook collab. I think I can winz :D


PhotekPhotek

4/12/09

I didn't think he'd actually do it, I thought it was all a joke.

I hope he's okay.

:(


LorkasLorkas

4/11/09

And you got modded because of that? Pffft


LOL, I was like NO FUCKING WAY.

IT FUCKING HAPPEND!
HURRAH FOR THE ANTI-TERRORISM


I;m gonna stop a comet from hitting earth just to one-up you :P


suck it sirtom, dont burn other peoples buildings, only ur own!


LampFaceLampFace

4/6/09

I'm glad i missed this in a way because i fear i would've encoraged him, but i praise you Rig you and deckheadtottie you have saved lives and i think newgrounds user have learnt a lesson now, that stuff like this is serious.


BBC articles #2 and #3 are the same.

4/14/09 Rig responds:

Thanks, changed.


I think it's worth mentioning that Sirtom93 is a Communist.


AndragonAndragon

4/3/09

Fuckin hero!


And that, mai children, is how Rig and Deckheadtottie saved the universe from INFINITE DEWM! Wow, did not expect sirtom of all people to do that. Someone forgot to take his crazy pills, and it wasn't me!


mikkimmikkim

3/29/09

now your a hero. you burnt that rope you see. wait no. you kept tom from burning his school. srsly if I did the whole now your a hero song, without corrections, you would be like "I burn't wat??? I thought sirtom was the burner" then you would have to correct me.


SchockerSchocker

3/29/09

Whoah! It is really good to see that NG saves the day! Congrats, Rig and dackheadtottie.


ZerobeamZerobeam

3/29/09

The cunt was in my collab, but he couldn't animate for shit, so I threw him out.

I hope he gets into a medical care.
And learns to use Flash.


Wow, Im impressed all of this was handled so well and promptly with you guys. While the seriousness of the threat will always be in question, the way the world is today, and seeing as how its happened in various other forms throughout the years, its glad that someone decided that its better to be safe then sorry. Great job! And if the douche was joking or not, perhaps this time hell have the brains to not announce it, or better yet, wise up, and realize things like this, and the toying of lives is far from a lol-worthy matter.

Newgrounds > Chuck Norris

Rigs, and all others involved in this = OVER 9000!!!!!

Good job doods. =D


I realize I'm hella late in commenting, but I only learned of this awesomeness now. From one Canadian to another, bravo. You guys did a great thing, and can now be officially cited as rays of light when people say the entire Internet is bad.

Also, awesome pic. =P


Unless one already exists, someone needs to build a life-size model of the NG tank, Tankman and all. If there is, I guarantee he got an award for it.

Oh, and this is why Newgrounds is the ruler of the internet: we do THIS kind of stuff, and other stuff on the side. That's right. I went there. I went there with Vanilla Dome 4.


mrtymrty

3/28/09

Tom should make a "Sirtom93 Collection" XD


OMG! Rig, deckheadtottie and Wade, you are heroes! :D


KingKombatKingKombat

3/27/09

There's a recent review on "Sirtom: the game". the guy feels bad and says his life sucks more now. dunt ya think it helps if you DONT say your gunna burn down ur school?


ComradeComrade

3/27/09

hey rig your pretty awesome. now respond to this comment.

3/28/09 Rig responds:

no.


Foamy159Foamy159

3/27/09

Awesome job But I got left out I was driving the tank how else could it have got there? Magic? NO The Army? NO Wasn't actually there just a picture? Of Course NOT


meep1400meep1400

3/27/09

Awesome.


EarfetishEarfetish

3/27/09

http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Sirt om93

now it's officially something the internet cares about


Nice job stopping a school attack and epic picture!


2kground2kground

3/26/09

Nice stopping the School attack - Your my hero :D


Awesome job Deck and Rig and the rest of NG users! I'm SO happy that people are starting to take these threats seriously. If someone had done that back on September 13 2006, the Dawson shooting (Montreal, Canada) could have been avoided...just like so many others.


Rocker713Rocker713

3/26/09

Can't really take it seriously too many funny scenarios and comments spring to mind!!

and considering if it was deliberate the fool posted a message about it on newgrounds makes it even funnier.

but honestly... if you try to do it and get caught... your obvious response would be 'It was a Joke', though saying that won't get you far, tbf it'll just make people scared too see said person attempt stand up comedy!


SSJ5GkuSSJ5Gku

3/26/09

Rig = Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris = Awesome


XaotikXaotik

3/26/09

HOLY CRAP!!! RIG MENTIONED MY PARODY FIRST OMG I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING

(more fanboyism towards more senior users)

LOL XD

Also my friend Firzen343 and I are planning on making a top-down style game which goes in-depth on the story...


will8600will8600

3/26/09

like the spoofs well...
2 of them


skidmcmarxskidmcmarx

3/26/09

You should have gotten a platinum whistle of +3 pwnness for that. There is just no justice in the world.


OznedabarOznedabar

3/26/09

Doesn't this get you and the other saviours get 1 more blam on ur scorelist and some more saves?

you did save some guys xD

that tomguy is pretty stupid actually, but I wonder what should've happened if he didn't poste that


MageHeartMageHeart

3/26/09

Rig and deckhead both deserve a pat on the back for averting a potentially nasty situation.

This was a good laugh for me, too.

I'd like to say you guys are amazing. If only there were guys like you when it came to all the other internet threats. Like that German guy, people just ignored what he posted. If you guys were there, it wouldn't have happened.

Faaantastic.


Damn he's wasting his life trying to fuckin' burn down a school. How the hell does he do that? Once he starts pouring the petrol he's gonna get arrested. What's the use of showing off knives and matches in school? The lab provides it anyway...

LOL he's like "I'm going to burn the school down" then later sez "WTF I'm not trying to burn the school, I brought it to show off"
What will the cops say?
"Tell it to the judge!"