Iowa Man Set His Neighbor’s House on Fire Over Lawn Dispute
Some people really expect everything from their neighbors.
53-year-old Lee Bowman of Sioux City, Iowa talked with his neighbors on Saturday, and asked them to mow his yard. The details of if they'd done it before aren't clear, but judging by his response, they won't ever do it.
On Sunday, he noticed that his yard had still not been mowed, and that really ticked him off.
First he went to their house and flipped out about it not being done, and then walked to their car and stole their registration sticker. Good luck not getting a ticket without it.
Then, Bowman grabbed a pile of sticks and some plywood, dumped it next to the corner of their house, and set it on fire using a "fuel propellant."
Obviously, this caused a couple thousand dollars worth of damage by the time the fire department could put it out.
Officials asked him about the fire, to which he responded that he had seen it was on fire, but didn't call 911. Why? "It's none of my business," he told them, as if people like their house that way.
Eventually, he copped to lighting the fire, and admitted to "making a mistake."
On top of it all, the "fuel propellant" was gasoline, from a lawnmower. I'm not sure if that's all he had, or if that's just some poetic revenge that he concocted.
Lee Bowman was arrested and is being charged with first degree arson and second degree criminal mischief.
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