A Little Friday File Fun

In Fremont, Ohio, a man told police he was using spray paint and a lighter to kill a mouse when he accidentally set fire to his garage. But, before that, he told them he saw flames in boxes he had recently mounted on the back of stereo speakers and that he tried to kick the fire out, but the fire spread and became worse. He then told them he went to the garage to smoke and noticed black smoke filling the garage, then ran to get a pan of water but returned to find the fire out of control. According to the News-Messenger, the fire was similar to another blaze that started in the garage in 2012. The cause of that blaze was never determined. The man has been charged with one felony count each of arson and aggravated arson.

In Lee County, Georgia, a 54-year-old man was outside his house when he fired his 9 mm pistol at an armadillo. The bullet killed the animal, but also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back, according to the local FOX news station. The man was about 100 yards away from his mother-in-law’s home at the time, and the 74-year-old woman was fortunately not severely injured.

In Eastport, New York, someone told a man who discovered bed bugs in his rental car that if he saturated them with alco.hol it would kill them. So, he poured alco.hol over the bugs in the vehicle. However, he then sat in the car and lit a cig.arette, which set the car ablaze. According to the Associated Press, the man fled the vehicle but not before suffering first- and second-degree burns. Police said two other cars were damaged from the heat of the fire.

In Riverdale, New Jersey, a man woke up to find his car missing from his driveway. The man called police to report the car stolen, but while on the phone, his “friend” called to say he had taken the man’s car in order to make a court appearance and was bringing the car back. As the friend returned from the court hearing concerning drug charges, police were there to meet him and discovered a hypod.ermic needle, crack pi.pe, drug parap.hernalia and an open bottle of whis.key, NJ Advance Media reported. Police also discovered the friend had a suspended driver’s license and shouldn’t have been driving in the first place.