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Entry #114

sirtom93 arrested - TL;DR edition

2009-03-17 17:01:00 by Rig
Updated

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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TacoFreakTacoFreak

2009-03-17 17:04:29

bawwwwwwww

Rig responds:

emo tear


VirusNVirusN

2009-03-17 17:06:02

Thanks God.


TheSilverGuitarTheSilverGuitar

2009-03-17 17:06:56

I liked Sirtom93. Too bad he had to be all "I HATE MY SCHOOL AND EVERYONE IN IT EXREMIST TIME"


deckheadtottiedeckheadtottie

2009-03-17 17:07:37

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

Just want my name in there one more time.

Rig responds:

d'awwww, alright :3


BritkidBritkid

2009-03-17 17:10:02

You forgot
4:10 PM - Britkid adds his crucial opinion to proceedings.

Rig responds:

HOW COULD I FORGET THAT


deckheadtottiedeckheadtottie

2009-03-17 17:10:35

lmao @ britkid


NeonFlame126NeonFlame126

2009-03-17 17:16:43

pwnd


DarKsidE555DarKsidE555

2009-03-17 17:18:12

LoLz, I contributed something useful as well to da thread. ;D

Rig responds:

Epic picture :D


AksumkaAksumka

2009-03-17 17:28:16

Way to go guys!

Internet saves the day!


NeonFlame126NeonFlame126

2009-03-17 17:29:52

way to delete my epic first comment

<:[

Rig responds:

I didn't delete any comments...


maxvmmaxvm

2009-03-17 17:31:32

Wow, this is some serious stuff that I missed by being at school myself. At least the people who did see the thread took action quickly, good job! I hope Tom makes a front page post about this, it's a very unique story.


14hourlunchbreak14hourlunchbreak

2009-03-17 17:34:04

once again the internet saves teh day from cat abusers and apparently pyromaniacs.


TheD-LucksEditionTheD-LucksEdition

2009-03-17 17:45:45

It's a shame sirtom's news posts require him to approve comments before they're posted. Otherwise it would have many a 'YOU GON' GET RAPED' comment at this moment in time.


The-Laugher-Of-LorThe-Laugher-Of-Lor

2009-03-17 17:46:29

Wow, who knew NG could be used for good.


RohedinRohedin

2009-03-17 17:56:34

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/no rfolk/7949532.stm

BBC News Article.

Rig responds:

Added!


LizzardisLizzardis

2009-03-17 17:58:24

That picture goes very well with the helpful TL;DR.

Thanks for that!


EmmDubyaEmmDubya

2009-03-17 18:03:43

Rig: Internet Superhero.

Also,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/no rfolk/7949532.stm

Rig responds:

Added already ;)


g-muffg-muff

2009-03-17 18:06:59

Well done to you and deckheadtottie for being man enough to actually call the police about this. Nice to see that not everyone will stand by and just let this shit happen.

I need to ask though, was it not awkward speaking to the police, did you have problems getting them to take you seriously?

Rig responds:

No, they were very serious and helpful. I had more trouble getting my message through clearly, due to my crappy connection. :P


1Tyla11Tyla1

2009-03-17 18:10:19

I came in late and only just read the thread when I could've just read the TL;DR and got in on it faster...

Whyyyyyyy?

Rig responds:

Fael?


ToiletpaperToiletpaper

2009-03-17 18:12:25

Rofl! Love the picture

But really, who knew? Good thing we have a responsible (or somewhat XP) site here, or else this could have gotten ugly.


solardavesolardave

2009-03-17 18:14:17

Finally, one of those pictures is relevant. GO RIG and Team NG

Rig responds:

Yay for responsibility!


TB1ZZL3TB1ZZL3

2009-03-17 18:17:03

Fucking win.

Rig responds:

For Shizzle.


RuckloRucklo

2009-03-17 18:20:46

oh lawd!

Rig responds:

i kno rite?


Obvious-MObvious-M

2009-03-17 18:20:49

Fucking ginger people

Rig responds:

The obvious cause of all this mess.


evan210evan210

2009-03-17 18:24:29

I saw it a little late, too, but at least i was inb4 news aricle...


TheLameSauceTheLameSauce

2009-03-17 18:25:42

good job. maybe you'll get modded to something superfluous like the audio portal!

Rig responds:

IF ONLY I WERE STRONG ENOUGH


AnVillainAnVillain

2009-03-17 18:26:56

6:40 AM (10:40 AM)
sirtom93 shouldn't of told us but he decided to make the brain cells stand back then do it


LuisLuis

2009-03-17 18:27:01

this was a more informative article than that stupid bbc one. http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/conten t/news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&
category=NewsSplash&tBrand=ENOnli ne&tCategory=NewsSplash&itemi d=NOED17%20Mar%202009%2020
:12:57:950

Rig responds:

Yep, it's been added.


TehSlapHappyTehSlapHappy

2009-03-17 18:32:08

Rig, you are a hero.

Thanks you.

*bows*

Rig responds:

Rise, my son, and tell the world what you have seen.


evan210evan210

2009-03-17 18:37:12

now on yahoo...
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090317/
tuk-boy-caught-with-weapon-at-school-
6323e80.html

Rig responds:

Ah right, got it.


BoxxyBoxxy

2009-03-17 18:37:18

Brilliant picture.


Idiot-FinderIdiot-Finder

2009-03-17 18:43:16

Missed the action, but still glad what could've been is prevent or otherwise *shudders*


ProottalfainProottalfain

2009-03-17 18:43:32

Wow... Epic!

Now they won't get to say that the internet is promoting violence!


WavyGravyWavyGravy

2009-03-17 18:52:34

Well done to the efforts of Rig, Deckheadtottie (and his secret informant), and other various informants. Your quick actions potentially saved a number of innocent lives.

As for Sirtom..."DO NOT PASS GO, GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL."

Rig responds:

Can I has $200? :3


Sweeper128Sweeper128

2009-03-17 18:54:13

It may escalate in the British Morning when it is more shocking to mothers sending their children to school. Morning starts here in seven hours.

p.s. I'm the guy currently scanning the BBC News Channel for a mention, posting on the thread.


phantomlassukphantomlassuk

2009-03-17 18:56:05

Good work to think he may have done this shudders.


skaraiskarai

2009-03-17 18:57:55

Like no one wanted to burn down a place or two


vai90vai90

2009-03-17 18:58:00

Well done. Newgrounds saves the day. ;3


WonchopWonchop

2009-03-17 19:01:39

All I can say is 'oh wow'.
Kinda shocked he was one of the NG London Meet 3 attendees.


fat-barryfat-barry

2009-03-17 19:05:01

Freaky shit. Someone who i talked to occasionally on msn was a would be mass murder. Or just an arsonist, sorry i haven't read into all of this too much as of now.

Also, "His computer has been siezed and is being analyzed"... uh oh.

Does anyone have a rough idea of what the punishment would be?

Rig responds:

Depends on what he's charged with.


WonchopWonchop

2009-03-17 19:10:15

It's a good thing the articles don't actually mention Newgrounds. After all we don't want to let the public think we're raising more Jeff Weises.

Rig responds:

We aren't. But anyone can spin this story any way they want.


Sweeper128Sweeper128

2009-03-17 19:11:39

Bah, this needs an edit button.

The Thread is locked by Wade due to people joking on it, and how long it has been on. I can be unlocked, according to him if and when new information arises.

Dunno, why it's me who's saying this, I don't speak to Mods.

p.s. Is it possible to keep this off of Digg? I don't think anyone wants negative advertisement.

Rig responds:

It's ok - I don't really count as a mod. :C
Don't know about the digg thing.


Sir-NutsSir-Nuts

2009-03-17 19:29:26

Good job dealing with him, Rig (and deckhead)!

NOW WITH THE PARODY THREADS/FLASHES! =P


NickScottNickScott

2009-03-17 19:30:18

You're a douchebag. The internet should've let this happen.

Rig responds:

YOU'RE SO RIGHT, KILLING PEOPLE IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND I SHOULD SUPPORT IT


FroFro

2009-03-17 19:30:25

I just wanted a post in the thread to be a part of newgrounds history. Sadly it locked seconds before I pushed the post button.

Rig responds:

This news post is just as epic. ;3


ThePortalGuruThePortalGuru

2009-03-17 19:33:44

Good job on the arrest guys! Give yourselves a pat on a back! Now that you're done reveling in the moment, GET BACK TO WORK.

But in all seriousness, you guys are heroes. Had it not been for your job, innocent people could have died.

Now that all is said and done, GET BACK TO WORK.

Rig responds:

But...but...

:'C


DND-ProductionsDND-Productions

2009-03-17 19:36:46

Epic congratulations, guys. What with all the news about people being encouraged by the internet to commit crimes, it's nice to see the internet stop a crime for once.


lawlmasterlawlmaster

2009-03-17 19:37:08

Damn this is the first time i've ever seen a site bring down a criminal.Looks like we actually prevented a total tragedy.


NickScottNickScott

2009-03-17 19:47:07

Well it would've been cool. I mean not the killing part, but the school on fire part

Rig responds:

YOU'RE SO RIGHT, WANTON DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND I SHOULD SUPPORT IT


mrpibbs1mrpibbs1

2009-03-17 19:48:41

This is funny stuff. sirtom93 is a silly guy