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California Man Seriously Injured After Burning Divorce Papers

California Man Seriously Injured After Burning Divorce Papers

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The AP via YellowBrix

December 28, 2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento firefighters say a man has been seriously injured after starting a house fire while apparently burning his divorce papers.

Sacramento Fire Department Capt. Jim Doucette says the man lived with his father, who says his son was distraught. The father tells firefighters his son had been lighting things on fire all night Friday. The fire began Saturday morning when the man set his divorce papers aflame.

The fire damaged the two-story duplex in Sacramento’s West Natomas area. It sent the man to a Sacramento hospital with serious injuries including smoke inhalation. He was not being named.

Doucette says the fire was in an upstairs bedroom where the man also was found. Two cats were also found dead of smoke inhalation.


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  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Well at least now he is too injured to destroy anything else. Unfortunate for the dad and the cats.

  • Vscndsign_max50

    CAREBEAR911

    over 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    Why didn't he just get a shredder?

  • Family_005_max50

    NECU2

    over 4 years ago

    350 Comments

    So OK, been through a divorce or two...But that's a different story. Me, I would have been, or did, go out and party cause they just weren't worth it. Poor dad, but then again, he should have had the kid picked up and evaluated. I recall a song like this, "Burning down the house". Should have limited it to a bonfire and a bottle of booze!

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Hahaha.... what a dummy. Wow..... More crazies to account for..

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Ok...if you know your NUT JOB son who's getting a divorce has been lighting fires all night, wouldn't that send you a red flag that something bad might happen?

  • 25-1-13-a_1__max50

    SkoolCop

    over 4 years ago

    4574 Comments

    It wasn't even his house..... it was his dad's house. Out of the goodness of his own heart, dad let him stay there and he pays him back by burning up the house and killing the two cats. Obviously the wife divorced him for what seems to be a good reason..... HE'S A NUT.

    I am curious though, if dad knew that his son had been lighting fires inside of the house all night and he never once called the police to report the odd behavior of his nut case son, what are the odds that the insurance claim will be denied?

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Burning your divorce papers won't bring her back, but it will show her she made the right decision in dumping this Nut Case.

  • Ba_old_glory_max50

    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42138 Comments

    He was lighting fires all night long and no one had a problem with that.!!!! Must have been out of my mind!

  • Curogan-pinch-dog-collar-spike_lrg_max50

    k9_harley_09

    over 4 years ago

    68 Comments

    2 funny ! feel sorry for the cats. sorry about the house 2 ....wonder what his EX wife thinks! ??

  • Does_this_ass_make_my_car_look_big_bumper_sticker-p128618847357252764tmn6_313_1__max50

    dslow

    over 4 years ago

    704 Comments

    Now you know why she devorced him!

  • Me_max50

    THREE17

    over 4 years ago

    1284 Comments

    oops..should not play with matches

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Oh man... There are other women in the world you know...? Move on...!
    I know, we shouldn't laugh.... But...

  • Blacks2_max50

    mwh5136

    over 4 years ago

    36 Comments

    I agree we... hahaha... really shouldn't laugh.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Spartan_cops_max50

    Lawful_Blue

    over 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Aww man, what the hell?!?!

    Poor cats!! It makes me sad, and has the guy ever heard of Till Death You Part????

  • Johnf_max50

    cheetah_speed1

    over 4 years ago

    464 Comments

    Aww man! thats really gotta suck! :O

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