Coastal town now is awash in 'Squirrel Busters' - 2011-07-11

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F67.png Coastal town now is awash in 'Squirrel Busters' July 11, 2011, John MacCormack, mySA

INGLESIDE ON THE BAY — The first time Charlie Orr saw the group of men outside his home, wearing odd helmets and sky blue shirts with a "Squirrel Busters" insignia on the chest, he assumed a neighbor had a rodent infestation.

"I thought, 'Well, we had a termite man out here. Maybe we have a squirrel problem I didn't know about,'" he recalled.

But as Orr, 70, and other residents of this idyllic coastal community of palm trees, elegant white skiffs and pastel-colored homes soon learned — to their continuing regret — the Squirrel Busters had no interest in tree-climbing varmints.

Instead, they were targeting Orr's next-door neighbor, Mark Rathbun, 54, a high-level defector from the Church of Scientology who has become an outspoken critic of the church, denouncing its leadership as despotic and abusive.

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{{cite news | first = John | last = MacCormack | title = Coastal town now is awash in 'Squirrel Busters' | url = https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Coastal-town-now-is-awash-in-Squirrel-Busters-1459662.php | work = mySA | date = July 11, 2011 | accessdate = May 13, 2019 }}