Jacob Isom: stoner hero!

Posted on September 18th, 2010 by Bill Weinberg and tagged .

The Lede blog in the New York Times Sept. 16 reports that David Grisham, a security guard at a nuclear bomb facility who leads a group of Christian activists called “Repent Amarillo,” tried to grill a copy of the Koran on the 9-11 anniversary at a public park in Amarillo, Tex. But 23-year-old skateboarder Jacob Isom swept in and stole the book before it could be burned.

The local news clip featuring Isom's prank was posted on YouTube, and was featured on "The Daily Show." While Isom told Gawker on Sept. 15 that he was glad to find that Jon Stewart "made me a stoner icon," he added that he was not that interested in the Internet and didn’t even own a computer. He did, however, express one dream: to make it into the pages of High Times magazine. The next day, he got his wish.


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