Property Owner Attacks Man Photographing Burning Barn

Carlos Miller

A man who was taking pictures of a barn fire was attacked by the distraught property owner in Massachusetts Thursday.

James Ahern – who was working for the fire department – was standing on Robert Pollett’s property when he was taking pictures of the burning barn.

Pollett told him, “this is not a circus,” and ordered him off the property, according to the Worcester Telegram.

Ahern started walking off the property when Pollett ran towards him and tackled him.

Ahern, who takes pictures for the fire department for training purposes, suffered a cut to his head.

The fire department will likely seek charges against Pollett.

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