So the city of Coatesville is under siege by an unknown group of terrorists, yes I said terrorists because that is exactly what they are. You don't have to be of middle eastern descent or on a holy war to be a terrorist. These terrorists have set at least 20 fires in Coatesville this year alone, yep 20 fires in 30 days! This past weekend most of a city block was lost to an arson fire. The city has declared a state of emergency, Federal agencies have been brought in along with resources from the state. The city and the citizens crime commission have posted money for a reward but so far nobody else has stepped up. Rip comes back every year and gives a block party and every time he's interviewed he says he's from Coatesville but he's been conspicuously absent during this crisis. I really think that the city could use a boost from it's favorite player not necessarily monetarily although that might help people to come forward with information, but just a short appearance to appeal to the community at large to help out and bring this chapter to a close before it gets even worse.
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