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Cocktails, Floridumb Style

Jerome Clemons, 44, was drinking in his Boynton Beach, Fla., home, when he asked his niece for a ride to the liquor store for more. According to his niece, she refused and they got into an argument, so she left. His brother checked on him later, and found Clemons on his porch muttering about being “tired of it all.” His brother went inside to cook dinner, whereupon Clemons allegedly poured gasoline on the outside wall of the house and set it on fire. Clemons’ brother was able to put out the fire, and police found Clemons walking down the street with a burn on his forearm. He was treated at the hospital and charged with arson. (MS/South Florida Sun-Sentinel) ...His brother was reported as shaken, but not stirred.
Original Publication Date: 22 March 2015
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