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UPDATE: Man charged with mischief in shape-of-Earth argument

Brockville Police report the 56 year old man responsible for the mischief at St. Lawrence Park earlier this week was arrested and released. He admitted the fight over the shape of the Earth was pretty silly. Officers tried to make him feel better by agreeing with his position that the earth was round.He now awaits a future court date.

The story of the family dispute made provincial headlines.

Original story:

Brockville Police are looking for the man responsible for throwing a propane cylinder into a campfire during an incident Monday night. Around 10:30pm officers were called to St. Lawrence Park, where a 56-year-old man had been arguing with his son and his son’s girlfriend about the shape of the Earth.

Officers discovered the girl said the Earth was flat; the man insisted it was round. Becoming angry, the man threw their items into the fire, including the flammable propane tank. They did not come to an agreement about the shape of the planet. The man left the scene before officers arrived.

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