His Girlfriend Was Going to Move In, So He Burned His House Down

If you’re having second thoughts about a significant other moving in with you, there are many ways to deal with it.  For one, you could… talk it over.

But there’s a guy in Clearfield, Utah… just north of Salt Lake City… who had a MUCH more dramatic plan:  He SET FIRE to his own mobile home, so that there was no place to move into.

He’s a 29-year-old named Jordan Berghout, and when the firefighters showed up and saw the place ABLAZE, they asked him what happened.

He said something like, “I know exactly how the fire started… I started it… because things with my girlfriend have not been going well, and if I burned down the house, I’d no longer have to worry about her moving in.”

Unfortunately, Jordan didn’t just burn down his OWN home, he also caused significant damage to the place next door.  Luckily, it doesn’t sound like anyone was hurt.

By the way, Jordan also told police he was addicted to meth and that he’s heard voices that have told him to harm himself or others.  He was charged earlier this week with aggravated arson, a first-degree felony.

 

 

(Via: KSL)