Man arrested after setting his friend’s house on fire with hot sauceBy Mason White 8:28 AM July 16, 2014
By: Devansh Dutt
A man was arrested on charges of arson after allegedly setting his friend’s house on fire using hot sauce, police in Nebraska said.
Lincoln Police said that they arrested 21-year-old Alec Smith of Omaha, after being accused of setting fire to his friend’s house on Sunday.
According to the police investigation, Smith was staying at his friend’s house, which is located near 23rd Street at 2311 U Street.
When the friend awoke, Smith was gone, but he found the hot sauce was smeared around the house, and evidence that someone had started a fire with lighter fluid and spray.
Burn marks were also visible on a coffee table, walls and the refrigerator. Smith was arrested on Tuesday, and he was charged with first degree arson.
He was booked into jail and was released after posting bond. Police estimated the damage to the home at $500.