Border Patrol Agent Guilty: Gender Reveal Party Starts 47,000 Acre Wildfire

by | Oct 2, 2018 | Headline News | 18 comments


A border patrol agent’s baby gender reveal party is responsible for starting a 47,000-acre wildfire. The off-duty border patrol agent wanted an explosive gender reveal party for his family and friends, but he ended up igniting a wildfire that spread to Coronado National Forest in Arizona.

Dennis Dickey, who is 37-years-old, of Tucson, Arizona, now has to pay more than $8 million in restitution, starting with a $100,000 initial payment and monthly payments thereafter, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

Dickey pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor violation of United States Forest Service regulations for igniting the Sawmill Fire, the statement said according to CNN. He agreed to a sentence of five years of probation and will make a public service announcement with the Forest Service about the cause of the blaze.

Dickey’s gender reveal party was on April 23, 2017, according to CNN affiliate KGUN-TV. Expectant parents often throw similar parties to reveal to their family and friends the gender of the baby that will be coming into the world. In this case, Dickey’s plan was to shoot a rifle at a target containing Tannerite, a highly explosive substance that would have blown up to reveal either blue powder if the baby was a boy or pink powder if the baby was a to be a girl. Dickey did manage to shot the target, causing it to explode and started a fire that spread and resulted in what was known as the Sawmill Fire, the Department of Justice said.

Spurred on by unusually high winds and lower-than-average rainfall, the fire spread incredibly rapidly and was difficult to contain. By the time it was fully contained over a week later, the fire Dickey started had done around $8 million worth of damage. Dickey immediately reported the fire to law enforcement and admitted that he had been responsible for starting it, the affidavit says according to Syracuse.

During a court appearance on Friday, Dickey told the judge that the fire “was a complete accident.” He added, “I feel absolutely horrible about it. It was probably one of the worst days of my life.”

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    1. B from CA

      And how much will Rothschild pay California for the fires there?

      Only poor people pay for their crimes.


      • Beaumont

        Someone, who has physically been to CA, and thinks that any one year was the hot, dry, and windy year, should not have any more babies, fireworks, and $18mil spending money.

        If it takes crass opportunism to dispossess someone like that, we should all want to be crass opportunists.

        Or, as a Nazi.

        Dispossess the reproductively-unfit Dickeys, plz.

        • Beaumont

          Correction, Coronado.

      • Beaumont


      • The Deplorable Renegade

        Ann Teefah, we will rejoice when you and your ‘comrades’ die. Careful what you wish for. It will backfire on you.

    2. k9base

      i here Nicaragua is nice this time of year……$1ooooo
      and monthly payments til $ 8 million ====astilivista baby,,,,,

    3. Homer

      8 million restitution. BS.

      50k /yr for 20 years is a million.

      Maybe they’ll get his under water mortgaged house and 146.03 in his account.

      There is no restitution other than giving up the kid to child labor. Coal needs to be dug up by someone…

      A tannerite tub next to the fire danger:HIGH sign couldn’t get the gray matter out of neutral?

      Hope the kid doesn’t get dad’s brains.

      • Homer

        For anyone who cares.

        Dennis Dickey has not yet said whether his child is a boy or a girl.

        • Infidel

          Many people in California don’t seem to know whether they are boy or girl.

          • The Deplorable Renegade

            Infidel, I know what they are; a bunch of FREAKS.

      • The Deplorable Renegade

        It would be interesting to see how he’ll make restitution, if at all. I don’t see it happening myself.

    4. Brian

      Whether the baby is a boy or a girl, the first name should be “Smokie”. At least, he didn’t work for the National Forest Service or for the National Parks. Most people probably thought he would never amount to anything but now he owes eight million dollars (an American success story?). Not many people can say that they own eight million.

    5. dprepper

      Gender reveal parties are so stupid its just another way for parents to get more attention. Its bad enough there are baby showers not just for the first kid but for second and third kids now as well that women have to attend. Not that many people care about what gender your baby is to make a party about it.

    6. d. reemes

      Whew! I’m forever grateful that I have never done anything really, really, really stupid in my life more times than I can count.

      It’s seems to be one of the symptoms of this imploding industrial human society that we can no longer discern the difference between maliciousness or evil and stupidity.

    7. DeplorableBitterClinger

      From what I understand, these are actually sex reveal parties. Gender is the role you play in the world. An infant hasn’t yet become confused about whether they’re a boy, a girl, or one of the many other genders they now have to choose from.

    8. Orion

      Hahahahahahahaha… DARWIN AWARD!!!

    9. Concerned Citizen

      That guy is an absolute fucking IDIOT and we allow him to run around and play Blue ISIS/Gestapo – Show me your Papers NOW or Else. . .Wow, do I feel super safe now…Not!

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