A Louisiana hothead was so enraged that he hadn’t received his COVID-19 stimulus check, he set his mom’s shed on fire, authorities said.
Marvin Smith Jr., 51, was squabbling with his mother over the federal payout in the Hamburg neighborhood of Avoyelles Parish when he intentionally ignited the shed just before 1 p.m. Friday, according to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal.
Witnesses told deputies Smith was inside the shed moments before smoke and flames began billowing from it, officials said. He then fled.
The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s office later busted Smith, who was armed with a knife.
He was booked into jail on an arson charge, and was charged with other crimes by the sheriff’s office, officials said.
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