Man sets girlfriend’s house on fire and dances in the flamesBy Mason White 4:25 PM October 22, 2015
|Matthew Russ dancing on the roof|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man who got angry with his girlfriend, was seen on video dancing on the roof of a burning home.
Police in Indiana, were called after the man entered the home of his former girlfriend and stole the key to her car.
He then stole the car and took it for a joyride before crashing into a utility pole. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the crash scene around 10:30 a.m.
Police said that 25-year-old Matthew Russ, left the car behind and went back to his former girlfriend’s house.
Police found him sitting on a chair in front of the house with a knife.
Russ then went into the house and set in on fire. He then climbed onto the roof of the house and began dancing in the flames.
Firefighters placed a ladder for the suspect to get down from the burning home, but he kicked the it down.
Officers then fired rubber bullets at him, and he retreated back into the house. About 11:00 a.m., the flames were seen coming out of the house.
Russ came out of the house once more and he continued dancing on the roof. Officers tasered the man and he was finally arrested.
Russ was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and he faces several charges as the house and the car suffered extensive damage.