Guy Sets Car on Fire to Save It From Tow: Cops

New Hampshire man's alleged plan didn't turn out so hot
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2015 5:20 PM CDT
Guy Sets Car on Fire to Save It From Tow: Cops
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No one wants their car towed, but Shad Badeau really didn't want his car towed, police say. The 40-year-old New Hampshire man was arrested Sunday evening after cops in Manchester say he approached a tow truck that had been called to take away an illegally parked vehicle—his own—and proceeded to set his car ablaze so it wouldn't be hauled off, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.

The car was already lifted up on the truck, so the truck driver unhitched and dropped it, and Badeau then took it upon himself to put the fire out, notes the paper. What also got put out: a call to police, who arrived on the scene and charged Badeau with arson. No word on whether the car was put back on the truck and towed away. (A woman was accused of trying to burn down her ex's house with bacon.)

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