Man sets house on fire, sits on porch while it burns

He fired off weapon as Seneca County deputies talked him down
Jessica Cuffman
Sep 5, 2013

 

A Seneca County man set his house on fire early this afternoon, and then sat on his porch as the home burned, firing off shots from a handgun, Seneca County deputies said,   

Lloyd Hick, 72, of Flat Rock, was taken into custody about 30 minutes after deputies arrived, after they urged him to surrender the weapon and step away from the burning home. He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for observation, deputies said. 

Hicks had fought with his wife earlier today, and set the home on fire after she left, deputies said. Nobody was injured. 

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Comments

SoldOnAcorns

That good ol' boy ain't right ! He's lucky his residence wasn't in Ottawa County ! The authorities there would have thrown a flash grenade at him and blasted away !

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BULLISDEEP

That was Sandusky County.

starryeyes83

Flat Rock is in Seneca County.

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BULLISDEEP

! The authorities there would have thrown a flash grenade at him and blasted away ,that incident was in Sandusky county.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

Clydegal

I lived in Flatrock growing up it is indeed Seneca County

starryeyes83

WTH? The Jones case has nothing to do with this.

The Seneca County SO responded Hicks' house is in Flat Rock which is IN Seneca county. I've got relatives out that same road.

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BULLISDEEP

READ THIS ,starryeyes83

SoldOnAcorns

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:55pm

That good ol' boy ain't right ! He's lucky his residence wasn't in Ottawa County ! The authorities there would have thrown a flash grenade at him and blasted away !

starryeyes83

Okay, NOW I get it, it would have helped if you clarified your reply better. I thought you meant the house fire ... Sorry, BULL

I didn't make the connection with the flash grenade comment.

Nemesis

It's called context - an essential element of reading comprehension.

starryeyes83

If you have the time , fine, I skim a lot. As I stated I didn't make the connection.

Excuse the hell outta me.

Feel better ,now?

From the Grave

Boy, it's quite a piece of dialogue when you intellectual masterminds get together! I should be writing this down.

starryeyes83

Thank you ... we TRY! :)

We just got into a mini- cycle of " Wabbit Season - Duck Season" shtick, that's all. No biggie . Chalk it up to MIS- translation.

starryeyes83

Wow!

Eph 2 8-10

We need to upgrade and fix our mental health system.

Ithink

Absolutely!! This country's mental health system is sorely lacking, mainly because people do not want to pay taxes to help fund services for people who genuinely need assistance. Yet, they are the first ones to complain when someone with mental health issues cannot sustain employment, or commit a crime because they cannot afford their medications. It's a vicious cycle and God help anybody afflicted with such a disease.

SamAdams

Not exactly. People don't want to pay more taxes because people pay too many taxes already. And it's not because they don't want to help those who "genuinely need assistance," but rather that they're already going broke watching government spend money on people and things that AREN'T in real need!

I would think that progressive liberals would be just as interested in reforming and shrinking government since doing so would ensure that those who truly needed help got it, while those who DIDN'T would no longer be permitted to effectively steal for a living. Unfortunately, "reform" isn't in the vocabulary of most of that type.

Everybody wants to live at the expense of the government. They forget that the government lives at the expense of everybody. (Bestiat)

grandmasgirl

The only word that I can think of as a reply is "AMEN!!"

Ithink

Not exactly. Not "everybody wants to live at the expense of the government". There are some mentally ill patients that would love to get off assistance and WORK a job that pays more than minimum wage so they could own a home, raise a family, you know- be 'normal'. They would give up their assistance for normalcy any day. But hey, thanks for responding.

LadyC

I agree. I'm sure there are many who "work the system" but there are many more who may just need a little more of a jump start to become productive and self-sufficient. Poverty wages aren't going to make anyone self-sufficient, and neither will the profit-driven medical industry who dope them up and send them on their way.

deertracker

Agreed!

Ithink

Exactly!

Unassumer

Lloyd Hick. That pretty much says it all. I suppose his wife was out working also while he sat at home being pissed off and burning down their home that she cleaned and took care of. He don't need no gun neither.

The Answer Person

I am sure the fellow had just cause. He burned it down "just cause". His place, he can do what he wants to with it. I just got back from the Flatrock area to check out something for a customer. Don't be so quick to think that those places are like some movie set on the MGM lot. Cat piss, mud, bugs, dog dumps, fleas, sooty woodburners, stinky beds and clothes and rotting floors. All part of country livin'! I don't make this stuff up!

Señor Clown

A quick check shows that the single-story ranch house was built in 1998, sat on nearly 2 acres, and at ~1500 square feet and with 3 bed / 2 bath, would be an ideal place to retire. Pre-loss photos show it to be very well maintained, with nice landscaping and a manicured lawn.

OhioState2007

Impeccably maintained!

OhioState2007

This was not country livin as you state. This was an immaculate and Impeccably maintained home!!!

Everyone is fam...

That's not part of country living. That's part of lazy, trashy living. Both of which you will find in the city as well.

jager5

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Profane, obscene, sexual or derogatory language.

starryeyes83

Ya forgot to mention all the trash and old junked up furniture that lines the roads out around there. It's disgusting!

OhioState2007

I know this family, THIS WAS AN IMMACULATE and BEAUTIFUL RANCH home....don't let the neighbors house fool you. This place was the nicest house in that area!!!!! They Are NEAT FREAKS!!! The wife is a wonderful woman, who had no control over what happened! She did NOTHING WRONG!!! TRUST ME I KNOW!!!

starryeyes83

@OS 2007

Gee, maybe I should clarify... I DID NOT mean THEIR house ( I seen the photos and on NEWS - it is a nice property) ... I said " out around the whole area" . Meaning "in general" have you ever drove those roads before?

For example: down the side roads out there.

I never said anything about the wife ( bank worker. right? )

There better, now?

jager5

Who gives you the right to judge?! You should be banned period! You are such a basher, you suck! Apparently you live in a glass home to be able to cast so many stones. God is the only one to judge. Hope you know what you guys are doing to this family and that when its done and karma hits you, you won't be able to get back up. You ppl who continue to talk crap make us all sick!!

starryeyes83

Did you actually understand what you read? Apparently not, No one has the right to throw old furniture down the side of the roads it's all over out there. Take a few of those roads between 269 and 18 mouthy. Go take a drive out there you moron. and take your god thumping and choke on it. And pull your head out your arse. twat.

jager5

Twat? Really! Flat Rock is less than a mile long and runs from CR 34 to Twp Rd. 178. It is Main St. only with a few alleys. All the country roadside you are talking about is not Flat Rock. The county line down by those quarries where a ton of old furniture and trash is dumped is Bellevue. And all the trash thrown along any of those roads is horrible where ever it is.

starryeyes83

YOu just repeated my whole entire point , idiot. I did not specify the junk was in Flat Rock I said that whole area, meaning country , back roads. Whatever. The result is the same all that junk out along those roads is horrible. MY God do you people have reading comprehension issues instead of splitting hairs like that. Idiotic moronic twit twat whatever. It's like Ohio state said I meant right in the vicinity of the house. YOu people are toking way too much herbal.

starryeyes83

you suck more. jagoff

Nemesis

I think freak is the operative term there. It's not immaculate any more. Sorry if you want to take it so personally but it sounds like somebody's little red choo choo went chug,chug,chugging around the bend and off the rails. People are gonna talk about it, and if you let it get your knickers in a knot you're in for at least a week of misery.

jager5

He was under medical care, guess you have never had to deal with anyone so sick that it altered their mind. His wife was there for him. It is personal, she was one of my first bosses as a teenager and I've known the family for a long time and all these demeaning comments are so hurtful to them as they are trying to recover from such a horrific incendent. I guess I just wish everyone would think a little, cause some day, it could be them. They need support, not hatred. And you can't judge them by their last name, because that is all wrong too!

margaritaville88

Sad..actually looked like a nice yard from the pics and a burnt up car to boot..

OhioState2007

THIS WAS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE...neat as a pin!!

starryeyes83

Yeah, Channel 13 showed a nice picnic table shelter built.

haterwalkme

i would say his wife realy pissed him off.

OhioState2007

His wife did nothing wrong...she is a wonderful lady!!!

Nemesis

Right or wrong, she sure put a burr under his saddle. Chill out - it takes two to tango.

pntbutterandjelly

I hope whatever he's got ain't contagious! Me thinks it's called "Republicanism". Webster's Dictionary says, "Republicanism is a viral and vile virus that is caught by those who are either too gullible or too rich or too greedy or just plain too ignorant and short-sighted or any combination of the aforementioned. It is only cured when ample doses of rationalism is administered daily via thought-stimulation which is precluded by having genuine emotions for which they too must seek professional help. The entire regime is an extensive, intensive and lengthy process and quite often those afflicted are not ready, willing or able to seek the aid they so desperately require". "Republicanism"

*This message was brought to you by the "Freedom of Intelligent Thought Committee for the Betterment of America". (For your free membership...please open a book and read.)

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2cents

Was that a typo? Did you mean Liberalism?

He was probably tired of seeing some bozos give away his country, bow to dictators, just in general watching it go to he-- !

Nemesis

Interesting how the mindless partisans try to make everything about their narrow minded fetish for interparty bickering. Sort of like Julie R. making everything about her lost inheritance. That's might fine company you're keeping pb&j!

Everyone is fam...

I have no clue who these people are but the man is 72. At that age he could be suffering from dementia or something along those lines. Clearly he's lost his marbles.

starryeyes83

Apparently, He lost 'em years ago. His age has nothing to do with this. Plus, I believe he's a drinker and IF - IF** he burns weed, then hey, that may not help.

** Some people weed makes them nasty not mellow.

gramafun

shouldn't this all say he "allegedly set fire to....and shot" after all, he's innocent until proven guilty no matter what county this sits in. Right, Matt?????

grumpy

"shouldn't this all say he "allegedly set fire to....and shot" after all, he's innocent until proven guilty no matter what county this sits in."

You go girl! What is good for the goose is good for the gander. (grin)

he said she said

who pissed in his cheerios??

starryeyes83

Apparently this man has had issues before. And has made threats before according to article I read. Not in the SR.

There did I clarify enough?

Nemesis

About the man or about the quality of the Register's reporting?

starryeyes83

give it a rest.

KURTje

Hate filled old man. I'll shoot!

coasterfan

The title of this article sums up the George W.Bush presidency quite well, I think...

jager5

To all you haters and judgers: There is way to much left out that you are assuming on. You need to be supporting this family, not bashing them. I've known them for a very very long time, and Mrs. was one of the hardest workers I know, and I worked for her as a teen. I watched their relationship bloom and become. They had a beautiful home very well maintained, and it was located in Bellevue, not Flat Rock. Who knew a mental disease would destroy everything?! Really, everyone that made a negative comment about them or their surrounding town should be ashamed of themselves. Not everyone has money, not everyone is trashy, stop classifying because that makes you "trashy". I feel sorry for you, apparently you need more help than anyone!

OhioState2007

I am right there with you, I know them as well. You are very correct!!!