February 26, 2015 8:30 am -

[su_right_ad]Russell Speigle was so worried that Harold Nyberg was going to be his neighbor, that he burned down the house he was going to move into.

The Smoking Gun reported Speigle was arrested on Feb. 23 with fresh burns on his face. According to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Speigle was taken to a hospital and treated overnight before being booked into a county jail.

This is the second time Nyberg’s would-be home in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, was set ablaze, but this time the house was destroyed. Police are investigating if Speigle was involved in the first fire.

Nyberg was convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 1994 and he’s classified as a “sexually violent person.” He was going to be placed in the Cottage Grove home as part of a supervised sex offender release program, but he currently lives in a  “supervised living facility” in Mauston.

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11 responses to Man Arrested For Burning Down Sex Offender’s Home

  1. dave-dr-gonzo February 26th, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Sorry. Could not resist.

    • Barry Shitpeas February 26th, 2015 at 9:35 am

      I was thinking “This Town ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us” by Sparks.

      • chilly1952 February 26th, 2015 at 9:43 am

        Thought I was the only one who remembered that band. I even saw them live.

        • Barry Shitpeas February 26th, 2015 at 9:52 am

          They still play!

          • chilly1952 February 26th, 2015 at 10:29 am

            Lost track of them years ago. Glad to hear they are still at it.

  2. edmeyer_able February 26th, 2015 at 9:26 am

    While his method of preventing an unwanted neighbor from moving next door was extremely effective it may have created more problems for him than it solved.

  3. rg9rts February 26th, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Hey Russ look at all the new friends you’ll make…bunk ,mates and all.

    • Hirightnow February 26th, 2015 at 10:11 am

      And a lot of them are there as sex offenders, too!

      • rg9rts February 26th, 2015 at 10:28 am

        PIQUE now he’ll understand offensive sex too

  4. Warman1138 February 26th, 2015 at 10:08 am

    A not very smart response to an unwanted situation, his problem solving skills definitely need work.

  5. illinoisboy1977 February 26th, 2015 at 10:59 am

    While Mr. Speigle’s aversion is understandable, the law has decided that he gets to live among the public. Not a wise move, but you can’t arbitrarily burn his house down. The best you can do is take precautions to make sure your children are never put in a position of vulnerability.
    Personally, I think Nyberg should be committed to a secure facility, for the rest of his life. Or, chemically castrated.