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Man burns down his house to stop vampires


Posted on Wednesday, 26 December, 2018 | Comment icon 41 comments

The 'vampires' did not make an appearance. Image Credit: James E. Foehl / US Navy
A Florida man ended up burning his own house to the ground because he was afraid of vampires.
According to reports, the 64-year-old's wife had attempted to have him committed for mental health reasons earlier on the same day, but when police officers arrived he was deemed to be acting rationally, meaning that he could not be involuntarily committed.

Nonetheless, a few hours later he became violent and started to break windows with his cane while shouting "the vampires are going to defend themselves."

He ultimately managed to set his house on fire by throwing ceiling insulation on to the stove before going around knocking on his neighbors' doors to tell them that his wife was still inside.
The house was completely destroyed in the fire however his wife managed to escape unharmed.

The man was promptly arrested at the scene.

It remains unclear exactly what caused him to fly off the rails.

Source: Local10.com | Comments (41)


Tags: Vampire


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #32 Posted by aztek on 27 December, 2018, 19:55
but did he actually stop the vampires??
Comment icon #33 Posted by Calibeliever on 27 December, 2018, 20:29
This is the photo from the TV station website. He must be a shape-shifter? - original link
Comment icon #34 Posted by MisterMan on 27 December, 2018, 21:14
I guess I should add that my post was a joke.  Those who recognize the joke mugshot will understand.
Comment icon #35 Posted by Calibeliever on 27 December, 2018, 21:32
OK, suspected as much (though I didn't recognize the joke, I assume it's a 'florida man' thing?).
Comment icon #36 Posted by Jon the frog on 28 December, 2018, 1:02
So he tried to kill his wife by immolation... but who did she suck?
Comment icon #37 Posted by Captain Risky on 28 December, 2018, 1:53
I wonder if anyone has tried rubbing the garlic on the stake. 
Comment icon #38 Posted by Captain Risky on 28 December, 2018, 1:56
Seriously this is sad. Whether drugs or mental illness the poor guy will have a helluva tough time explaining this to the authorities and his insurance. 
Comment icon #39 Posted by MisterMan on 29 December, 2018, 13:02
Not a Florida thing.  A "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" thing.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Inky Bendy on 31 December, 2018, 22:40
This man is way too old to be this bleedin' stupid. (provided the story is true, that is)
Comment icon #41 Posted by Calibeliever on 2 January, 2019, 15:08
Yes, but not too old to be mentally ill.


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