Man charged after "setting a fire" in a Texas Walmart

Firefighters were able to douse the flames within minutes, but not before smoke filled the Princeton, Texas Walmart and forced shoppers to evacuate. Four were treated for minor injuries and a suspect, Jario Briceno-Barrientos, will face the heat in court after allegedly using lighter fluid to set fire to a pile of clothing.

Princeton police were able to arrest the suspect after posting surveillance video of him on their Facebook page. "Due to the overwhelming support from the citizens we were able to capture the suspect," the Facebook post read. "Thank you, everybody, for your continual help and support!"

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  1. TobinL says:

    And posted a video of himself doing it to facebook. The stupid it burns!
    Edit I lack comprehension today. Nevermind. thanks @Boundegar

  2. Well, that's a Princeton Man for you.

  3. I'm confused - why is "setting a fire" in quotes in the headline? He succeeded, right?

  4. The wording was on one of the stories about it and I found it charming, like he'd just gotten confused about where the campsite was.

  5. Man charged after “setting a fire” in a Texas Walmart

    From article:

    Four people were injured Monday afternoon in Princeton after a man poured lighter fluid on stacks of clothes inside a Walmart and set them afire.

    So... I was hoping that "setting a fire" was in quotes because what he really did was fire up his lighter while a buddy sang Freebird. But he actually set a fire.

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