If the punishment should always fit the crime, that would have to be one sweet lawnmower.
WKMG reports that the Edgewater, Florida police department arrested Brandon Rivera, 38, of Edgewater, after he set his neighbors’ 1984 Corvette on fire because he suspected them of stealing his lawnmower.
Police responded around 11 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a vehicle fire. An unidentified man at the home said he saw his neighbor, Rivera, set the vehicle ablaze. The Corvette reportedly belonged to a married couple at the home.
Rivera told police he suspected the couple of stealing things from him, including his lawnmower. So he grabbed a Gatorade bottle filled with gasoline that he had in his vehicle from a landscaping job, doused the interior of the Corvette, and set it on fire. The unidentified roommate used a garden house to put out the fire.
Rivera was charged with burglary and arson.