Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fire and Brimstone Used to Commit Arson


In the midst of the Bible Belt, there is a new arsonist in town. In Chattanooga, Tennessee the Bible has for a long time been synonymous with fire and brimstone. But Richard McCoy has apparently taken it too far. McCoy is accused of setting several small fires in a Best Western Heritage Inn motel using pages from a Bible as kindling. Richard McCoy, 37, has been arrested on charges of aggravated arson and vandalism. McCoy allegedly disconnected a smoke alarm to delay detection. No one was injured as a result of the fire which caused about $5,000 in damage. Thursday, McCoy was judged mentally competent to stand trial. McCoy currently resides in the Hamilton County Jail.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surprises me that he is not pleading insanity.

Anonymous said...

This is taking a sermon too far!

Robbie

Anonymous said...

Paper and Fire, cool song by John Mellencamp

Anonymous said...

St. Louis is hosting Babtists this week. I'll bet none of these folks care too much for this use of the holy book

Ms. Calabaza said...

Maybe he was just editing . . .

Anonymous said...

Bet they don't burn down any hotels in St. Louis with anything other than the holy spirit!

Anonymous said...

Niota man just embarrassed the whole town. Sir, you were raised better than to deface the Lord's word.

Anonymous said...

Fire and damnation. Now that is bringing a book to light. Lighting the good book, on the other hand, is not enlightening.