I forgot to post this entry two weeks ago when I saw this originally, but better late than never, right?
Cops: Butler man set fire after stealing underwear
Toilet paper rolls used to start blaze at woman’s apartment
BY PEGGY WRIGHT
08/27/05 – Posted from the Daily Record newsroom
BUTLER — A part-time doughnut shop worker has been charged with breaking into an acquaintance’s apartment, stealing 27 pairs of her underwear and setting fire to her home by igniting rolls of toilet paper with a cigarette lighter, authorities said Friday.
Kenneth G. Morgan Jr. of Gifford Street, Butler, was first charged Thursday with breaking into the woman’s apartment at Butler Gardens around 2 a.m. Tuesday and stealing her panties and a bathing suit. While being held on burglary and theft charges in the Morris County jail, Morgan also was charged with committing aggravated arson at the same time he allegedly broke into the apartment.
On Aug. 18, five days before the fire, Morgan was charged by Butler police with possession of two grams of cocaine. He was released into his own custody after the drug arrest.
(via Topix.net: Butler, NJ)
Yes, even in the sleepy suburban town of Butler, NJ, we have a panty-raiding cokehead arsonist. Fantastic! Was that the sound of my house value dropping?