Here’s amateur footage of the 2008 protest where Discovery hostage-taker James Lee threw money into a crowd, a stunt for which he was soon arrested and later sentenced to probation.
You know, Lee’s getting some really bad press just because he’s threatening to shoot people and/or blow them up. But someone should play devil’s advocate here. He hands out free money. He cares about the environment. He dislikes all the same TLC shows I do. Hell, most of the people at Discovery got the day off because of him. And the handful of hostages who didn’t will probably get the rest of the week off. Assuming they aren’t, you know, killed by the anti-procreation madman blaming cable TV networks for the decline of the planet. I’m not defending him, I’m just sayin’: no one’s ever handed me free money before.
[via The Daily What]
UPDATE, 5:05 p.m.: A police spokesman has confirmed that police have shot James Lee. His condition is unknown.