Man named Crook spills gas and throws a cigarette at it to start a fire after he was stopped from stealing Hot CheetosBy Mason White 2:39 PM August 31, 2016
|Joshua Crook Lee|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man named Crook, was arrested after his failed attempt to steal a bag of Hot Cheetos.
Police in Missouri, were called after the man attempted to burn down a gas station when he was stopped from stealing the snack.
Officers said that 33-year-old Joshua Crook Lee, entered a BP gas station in the 3100 block of South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis on Sunday afternoon, and took the bag of Cheetos.
He then walked to the door instead of paying for it. When the manager confronted him, Crook allegedly pushed him and punched him in the face.
When he was ordered to leave the store, Crook allegedly grabbed a gas pump and spilled gas on the floor. He then threw a lit cigarette in the gasoline, trying to start a fire. Thankfully, it did not cause a fire.
Police were called, and Crook was arrested. He was charged with third-degree assault, robbery and burglary. His bail was set at $20,000.
In the mugshot released by police, an officer who was wearing blue gloves, is seen holding Crook’s head straight so that he can be booked into jail.