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lumberjack.jpgSixty-year old Douglas Hoffman hates trees. He especially hates trees that block the view of the Las Vegas Strip from his Henderson, Nevada home. So when his homeowners’ committee ignored his complaints about the blocked view, Hoffman took matters into his own hand: He spent a year attacking over 500 trees, chopping some trees down, severing the tops off of others, and slicing-up still others so that they’d die.

Hoffman has now been convicted on ten charges and faces up to 35 years in the clink. And I’m guessing his view of the Strip will be real shitty.

As a bonus, check out this choice quote from Hoffman’s wife: “It’s like you can murder someone and it’s OK. But you’re accused of killing trees and it’s like, execute him.”