Fight over flat earth debate leads to mischief charges at Ontario campsite

The problem started when the woman stubbornly insisted that the earth was flat and wouldn’t budge on her opinion.
The problem started when the woman stubbornly insisted that the earth was flat and wouldn’t budge on her opinion. (Image: iStock)

During a heated Monday night debate at a campsite at the St. Lawrence Park in Brockville, Ont., more was sparked than just angry words.

A 56-year old man is sought in connection to mischief charges after a discussion about whether the earth is flat or round got out of control and caused him to throw a propane cylinder onto a campfire.

Apparently the man got into a fiery debate with his son’s girlfriend. The problems really started when the woman stubbornly insisted that the earth was flat and wouldn’t budge on her opinion.

After trying to convince her, without success, that the earth was round, the man finally had enough and started throwing things into the campfire which included the propane tank.

Throwing a propane tank into a fire is never a good idea, because of the fire hazard and all and the fire department had to be called in to douse the fire.

Before police and firefighters arrived at the scene, the man took off to parts unknown.

The debate about whether the earth is flat or round is not a new one. In fact, the great 15th century Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus himself had to convince his sailors that the earth is round in order to get them to sail with him. The sailors were afraid their ship would fall off the edge of the world.

However, theories that the earth is flat still persist today, as can be seen by this scorching campsite debate.

Police are still seeking the man but if you encounter him please don’t ask him about the shape of the earth.

Update: The man was found and charged on Thursday of the same week.

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