Friday, October 15, 2004

Had To Be "Steel Magnolias"

Man says sad movie led him to burn down his home
Associated Press

A sad movie and a night of heavy drinking led a south Georgia man to set his house on fire, the man told police.

Charles Alton Adams, 32, walked into the Crisp County Law Enforcement Center shortly after midnight Thursday and told deputies he had burned down his mobile home.

He said that after watching the movie, he drank nine or ten beers and decided to set fire to pillows on his bed. Adams did not tell authorities the name of the movie.

"I have asked that question myself," said Crisp County Sheriff Donnie Haralson. "The whole thing just doesn't really make sense."

Haralson said Adams has been charged with arson. He remained in the county jail Friday morning as family members attempted to raise money for his bond.

Haralson said the doublewide home was gutted by the fire.

LATE NOTE: Found out the movie was "The Day After Tomorrow."