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GreenLine
06-11-2018, 01:33 PM
*Farmerville man arrested for battery, harassment of Lake D’Arbonne fishermen (http://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=12144)


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bandchaser
06-11-2018, 02:09 PM
Some folks just need to be taken out behind the woodshed for a "come to Jesus meeting."

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SpeckledSlab
06-11-2018, 02:16 PM
With all the theft these days there is a courteously buffer of distance which allows us to throughly fish the dock, and not give the owner reason to have concern of their property, and definitely prevent an irate property owner from pouring gas on you. We owned a fish camp, for 10 years, when I was growing up. There is a distance when fishing other peoples docks that might not be illegal but is disrespectful. I believe if certain considerations are taken when around lakefront owners property there would be far less of these type of cases.

lowe175
06-11-2018, 02:45 PM
I have run across these people before. Best just to move on and let them be.

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Snubby
06-11-2018, 03:05 PM
That's just insane, sounds like to me the law guys got to him before he doused the right,,,, or should I say wrong person!

silverside
06-11-2018, 03:54 PM
This is exactly why my family argues against me having concealed carry. They know the outcome.

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Skippa Chippa
06-11-2018, 05:16 PM
ooogh I want to wright something but I'll bite my toung.

sinkermaker
06-11-2018, 05:28 PM
I am afraid if it was me the outcome would have been different. Me in jail and him you know where

Gomer Snerd
06-11-2018, 07:58 PM
all that gas could catch fire and burn the dock down. Just sayin'

deltarat
06-11-2018, 09:18 PM
One spark and the guy could have more than an assault charge. that is dangerous.

shipahoy41
06-12-2018, 06:11 AM
He was lucky he only got a $1,000.00 fine and assault charges instead of attempted murder charges if he had struck a match.

"Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 64-year-old Farmerville man on Tuesday after he allegedly confronted fishermen legally fishing in front of his property and dock on Lake D’Arbonne — and poured gasoline on them in an attempt to get them to leave. Agents arrested Vincent Ditta for simple battery and harassment of fishermen, according to a press release. Three people complained to the LDWF on May 31, after they said Ditta threw gas on them while they were fishing in Lake D’Arbonne. Agents investigated, and found the anglers were legally fishing in front of Ditta’s property and dock when he allegedly poured gasoline on them from a handheld gasoline tank, the release states. After getting a positive identification from the fishermen, agents arrested Ditta June 5 and booked him into the Union Parish Detention Center, according to the release. Simple battery brings up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Harassment of people lawfully fishing carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail, the release states."

FurFlyin
06-12-2018, 08:38 AM
I don't go looking for trouble, but when it finds me I'm not one to back down. If somebody throws gas on me, the police arresting them will be the least of their worries.

lvoorhies
06-12-2018, 08:47 AM
Karma will evidentially bite him you know where. God doesnt like ugly.


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Ketchn
06-14-2018, 05:46 AM
I think several things are obvious in this situation.
1 the camp owner over reacted .
2 the fisherman were possibly crowding him.
3 there are other spots fish like in that lake .
4 a fun time ruined .
In synopsis I think this about that , you want me to move away from your dock I will , even if you are not nice about it . If I owned a dock and wanted you to back off it I would hope you would treat me the same way .
It’s nice to know no one got seriously injured though and maybe a lesson was learned by both parties ?

2boatjoe
06-14-2018, 06:44 AM
If he would have had one of those new gas cans with the safety nozzle he would have never been able to get the gas out. Lol also where is the fine for gas in the water I'm sure it happened.

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Tsnell
06-14-2018, 07:24 AM
all that gas could catch fire and burn the dock down. Just sayin'I was thinking the same thing! 2 way street on that deal!

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Cane Pole
06-14-2018, 07:40 AM
His woman turned him down.

Hanr3
06-15-2018, 12:37 PM
They must have been right next to the dock. No way your pouring gas on someone in a boat 10' from the dock. Sounds to me the fishermen are equally to blame.

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stormcloud
06-15-2018, 01:28 PM
I don't understand someones thinking that the fish at their dock on a public lake belong to them. I can understand someone
being upset over fishermen casting lead head lures or jigs and dinging up his dock and equipment. This guy could have been
a nut case or he may have just had enough. There are two sides. Canepole probably figured right though.

smithlaker
06-15-2018, 01:40 PM
The EPA should also get involved...

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lowe175
06-15-2018, 01:55 PM
Nothing these fisherman did would call for this action. If you have a problem with someone on the water call the police or water patrol and let them handle it. Like I said earlier best to move on. I'm not going to argue with someone because it can escalate just like this. It's not worth my life or his.

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ET Fish
06-15-2018, 03:59 PM
Nothing these fisherman did would call for this action. If you have a problem with someone on the water call the police or water patrol and let them handle it. Like I said earlier best to move on. I'm not going to argue with someone because it can escalate just like this. It's not worth my life or his.

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Exactly, 100% correct!

GreenLine
06-16-2018, 09:26 AM
I don't understand someones thinking that the fish at their dock on a public lake belong to them. I can understand someone
being upset over fishermen casting lead head lures or jigs and dinging up his dock and equipment. This guy could have been
a nut case or he may have just had enough. There are two sides. Canepole probably figured right though.

I guess some people spend a lot of time and work putting structure under their docks and want to be the only one fishing??
If I see signs or people out I always ask if they mind.
This guy sounds like a nut tho



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CrappiePappy
06-16-2018, 12:03 PM
I guess some people spend a lot of time and work putting structure under their docks and want to be the only one fishing??
If I see signs or people out I always ask if they mind.
This guy sounds like a nut tho


Reminds me of an old couple down on Watts Bar. They have a dock and probably drop brush in front of it (or have someone else do it for them). First time we fished in front of it (Spring), the lady came down and proceeded to start slinging a bobber/jig out "pretending" to be fishing, but actually just trying to block us from getting anywhere near the brush in front of the dock. (though we did anyway).
Couple of years later (Fall) we were fishing the tree stumps out a good 30yrds or more from the dock. They had a alarm siren & turned it on, again trying to run us off the area (even though they had no intentions of being out there fishing in the cold). I simply put ear plugs in and continued fishing. The siren was directed straight out from the dock, because we did drift off down the bank once & the sound was way less (so it was obviously directed towards the area in front of their dock). And it had to be manually set off, because we'd been there the day before, when they were not at home, and it didn't go off.

ET Fish
06-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Oddly enough, I have never had a bad encounter with a dock owner. I also fish a lot of docks. It’s probably just a matter of time....

captdave
06-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Reminds me of an old couple down on Watts Bar. They have a dock and probably drop brush in front of it (or have someone else do it for them). First time we fished in front of it (Spring), the lady came down and proceeded to start slinging a bobber/jig out "pretending" to be fishing, but actually just trying to block us from getting anywhere near the brush in front of the dock. (though we did anyway).
Couple of years later (Fall) we were fishing the tree stumps out a good 30yrds or more from the dock. They had a alarm siren & turned it on, again trying to run us off the area (even though they had no intentions of being out there fishing in the cold). I simply put ear plugs in and continued fishing. The siren was directed straight out from the dock, because we did drift off down the bank once & the sound was way less (so it was obviously directed towards the area in front of their dock). And it had to be manually set off, because we'd been there the day before, when they were not at home, and it didn't go off.

Good grief.....

2boatjoe
06-16-2018, 12:34 PM
Years ago I was snagging for paddle fish in the Mississippi river at the chain of rocks. The water plant is right there and I have fished that spot for about 15 years talked to workers know one ever said a word until one day I was out in the middle of the river and some security guard was yelling at me so I took the boat over closer so I could hear what she was saying. She said you can't fish here I said I wasn't I was fishing over there and I was over the 300 feet away she said that if I could hear her I was too close. I asked her if she was going to walk on water and come out here to right me a ticket if not I would be over there fishing if she needed anything else. My 2 buddies in the boat almost fell out laughing so hard. She got back in her car and drove off I have never had anyone else say a word to me after that.

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ROCK
06-17-2018, 04:03 AM
I think if they were close enough for the guy to pour gas on them they might have been to close,but still that is getting a little carried away.