Moment woman holds ‘arsonist’ on ground at gunpoint after he 'threatened to start blaze on her property'
DRAMATIC images show the moment a woman held a suspected arsonist on the ground at gunpoint after he threatened to start a blaze on her property.
Kat Cast detained the man until cops arrived after she saw the man with matches in his hand walking up to her home in Oregon on Saturday.
Video of the incident was shared online, showing Cast holding a gun at a shirtless man lying on the floor on an Oregon just outside her property.
"If I need to do this again to protect my family and my neighbours, I will in a heartbeat do it again, except this time I will not be as nice as I was," she said in a post sharing the video.
Cast's post comes after Oregon is under wildfire watch as wildfires in California spread across the West Coast and incinerated over 2.2million acres of land.
More than 30 people have died in the California wildfires that spread up the coast, with ten dead in Oregon alone.
Cast wanted to dissuade people who thought the incident was fake. "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."
"Some of you still think we're not being attacked," she continued. "I found this individual walking in my property as I was driving in, all he had were some matches in his hand."
The Oregon property owner said she was driving in when she saw him, and decided to promptly push him out – but make sure he wouldn't return or set anyone else's property on fire either.
"I walked him out of my property at gunpoint and then when we got to some asphalt ground on the main road and made him lay down while the cops arrived," she said.
She joked that "had my husband been here he would have been dead."
Oregon police have not confirmed whether they are conducting an investigation. Cast alleges the man has multiple warrants, "one of them assaulting a police officer."
She received plenty of support on social media, including one person saying she was in the right for protecting her property. Another joked "I hope that she gets a huge reduction in her property insurance for that!"
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