2) Unknown to most people, especially MCR's readers, MCR was in his office all day on the day of the burglary. The day was Sunday, and he was there all by himself. There is no mention of this fact in any article MCR has ever written about said burglary. Mike claimed that his alibi was that he was at home watching DeadWood, a show he wouldn't miss for the world. He further rationalized that his Bronco "would stick out like a sore thumb." MCR, therefore, is implying that the crime was committed sometime during the evening. However, being that he was there all day, MCR would have had more than enough time to smash through a few doors and destroy all the computers in the office. This goes along very well with Mike's claim that the perpetration of the crime "would have taken one person hours...and would have been physically exhausting." Well, damn, how would he know?
3) Nothing was stolen. Nothing of sentimental value to MCR (which were many many items scattered throughout the office place) was damaged. Save the computers everything remained in tact. His father's war medal, his display of every newsletter published by FTW, his precious library, just to name a few, were unmolested. A gun kept in MCR's desk was untouched. I repeat, nothing but the computers and the doors was destroyed. Now does that sound like an emotional, revenge-motivated crime, as Mike claimed? Does it sound like the work of some Meth addicts, who would have at least stolen the firearm? Do I need to say more?
4) MCR was the first to "discover" the burglary. This was at 7am, two-three hours earlier than MCR ever showed up at the office. This is relevant because people who kill someone close to them -- a wife, husband, etc. -- are almost always the first to "discover" the body -- for the purpose of attempting to further control the scene.
5) FTW was in extreme financial trouble and MCR's readership was dropping off. What a better way to get some extra cash -- not only from the insurance company, but from sympathetic followers, as well. Anticipating a quick and large payoff (although he would only get five grand) from the insurance company, MCR went on a balls-out shopping spree at Dell; sparing no expense, he replaced what was lost with the best top-of-the-line equipment he could get. After Mike fled the country I was told by a remaining employee that between the time of the "burglary" to the time of his dramatic "departure." Mike had received approximately $50,000 dollars in donations from people who were trying to help save the website, not fund a new life for MCR. According to Mike's long-term flunky, Ken Levine (as well as other sources in the know at the time), most of said money was pissed away by Mike during his short time in Venezuela -- on drugs, booze, and whores.