La. Man Arrested for Setting Fire to Grandfather’s Home Over $40 Dispute
Papa, Grandpa, Paw Paw, Granddaddy; no matter what you call him, most of us were blessed with a grandfather, or two, who would fight a grizzly bear for us.
However, on occasion, a grandfather has to take a stand and dish out a little tough love. Sounds like that's exactly what happened on this occasion, but grandad's stance towards his grandson took a radical turn for the worse and cost grandad not one, but two, homes.
In a story first reported by KPEL, we learn that 37 year old James Burnett, Junior of Singer, Louisiana, has been arrested for Aggravated Arson after setting his grandfather's homes on fire.
Burnett admitted to officials from the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office, that he had set the fire after his grandfather refused to give him forty dollars that he wanted.
Firefighters responding to the scene discovered a vacant mobile home on fire along with another mobile home sitting adjacent to it.
During the investigation of the incident, Burnett admitted that he had set the vacant home on fire but that fire spread to the adjacent home, also on the grandfather's property, where four people were sitting on a patio.
They all escaped uninjured.