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Gasoline is Cheaper than Water?

Johnny Dossey, 43, was upset about how high the water bill was for his trailer home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. So naturally he set his home on fire, according to police. Witnesses say Dossey splashed gasoline around and lit it. Firefighters were able to protect neighboring structures, but the trailer was destroyed. Dossey has been charged with arson. “I guess he got fed up” with the $70 monthly bill, a neighbor said, “and that’s the only way he saw out of it.” (RC/Miami Herald) ...Maybe the water company can charge him for what the fire department used in the incident, too.
Publication Date: 14 March 2010
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 16.

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