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Man burns down his own van because he was bored

By Mason White 2:39 AM June 26, 2015
Brian Sanchez-Padilla 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on a charge of arson after allegedly burning down his vehicle because he was bored, police in Pennsylvania said.

Lancaster police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Brian Sanchez-Padilla, after being accused of burning a pile of papers inside his van, causing a large fire.

A woman told police that she saw Sanchez-Padilla looking and laughing as the Plymouth minivan burned on Monday night. Sanchez-Padilla was arrested at the scene.

During questioning, Sanchez-Padilla told police that he used a cigarette lighter to set papers on fire inside the van in the 200 block of West Grant Street.

He also told officers that he did so because he was bored. Sanchez-Padilla was charged with one count of arson. Sanchez-Padilla suffered burns to his arm.