Crime

Walter Bond allegedly torched sheepskin factory for animal rights cause (and wants to do it again)

Walter Bond doesn't exactly hide his convictions when it comes to animal rights. Law-enforcement types note that he has "a prominent tattoo on his neck just below his chin that reads, 'VEGAN.'"

However, Bond is accused of doing more than simply sticking to salads. He's been formally charged with setting fire to a sheepskin factory in April -- and he's said to have told investigators of his desire to repeat the feat.

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