Jerome Clemons burned down the house when his niece refused him another beer
44 year old Jerome Clemons has arrested for causing arson after his niece refused to drive him to a liquor store to get him some beer.
Clemons was arrested and charged with one count of arson on Wednesday for the heated incident on Dec. 14 at his house in Boynton Beach, Florid, reports by Huffington post.
Clemons had already been drinking when he asked his niece, Robineisha Felton, to drive him to the liquor store to replenish the beer supply, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
When she declined, the two argued, but Felton left because tempers had flared.
Clemons' brother, James Clemons, who was also at the house, told police Jerome kept mumbling about how he was "tired of it all," the Miami New Times reports.
The brother started making dinner when he observed Jerome pouring gas over a large area rug placed on top of a four-wheeled ATV. The suspect then allegedly set the ATV on fire with a lighter, according to a police report obtained by The Huffington Post.
Soon, the rug, the ATV, a garbage can, and miscellaneous plates and clothing were all ablaze.
James Clemons put out the fire with a garden hose before calling the police.
Officers said Jerome Clemons had multiple burns, blisters and peeling skin on his right arm from his fingers to his shoulder. He also smelled of gasoline.
He was taken to the hospital to be treated for second-degree burns.
Although a corner of the house was burned, damage was minimal.