Minnesota man douses his apartment with gasoline, sets it on fire while blaring "We Didn't Start the Fire"
· May 24, 2023 · NottheBee.com

Travis Carlson, a Duluth, Minnesota, landlord was arrested for first-degree arson recently, and maybe it was his music selection that gave him away.

Around 4 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of an upstairs apartment fire, and when they got there they found the place ablaze and Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" blasting on repeat in the abode.

On the other hand, the arsonist's giveaway might have been the hole drilled in the gas tank of Carlson's truck, a bunch of gas cans trailing gasoline into the apartment, the "green liquid lines from a burned accelerant" staining several pieces of furniture in the apartment, and finding Carlson with fresh burns on his arms and legs.

In addition, the downstairs tenant said Carlson had been smashing things for a bout 20 minutes, and then knocked on the door to tell them "the house is on fire."

I'm not sure what drugs cause a gasoline-fueled fire party, but the guy sounds like he went nuts.

Still, if you're going to burn it all down, you can't argue with the man's song selection.


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