A California Millennial wanted to burn Old Glory, but he ended up burning his father’s house, too.
American Canyon police say an “intoxicated” 28-year-old Robert James Fimbres was at his dad’s vacant home and wanted to burn the American flag in the driveway, but the blaze quickly spread to a nearby garage.
The Sacramento Bee reports:
American Canyon officers found the 28-year-old Fimbres standing in front of his father’s Burgess Court home just before midnight, the garage fully engulfed in flames, police said in a Thursday news release. …
Police say Fimbres appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance when he tried to explain, police said.
“Fimbres admitted to starting the fire while attempting to burn an American flag in the driveway,” cops said in a statement.
A photo released by the police department shows the garage severely damaged.
Making matters worse for Fimbres, his dad was “in the process of selling the house,” according to CBS 5.
“Fimbres was arrested on suspicion of felony arson and remained in jail Thursday morning under $50,000 bail, according to police and jail records,” the Napa Valley Register reports.
The home sustained “significant fire and smoke damage,” according to American Canyon police.
No one was injured during the incident.