Local man sets house on fire; blames it on decade old dispute with brother
YAKIMA, Wash.-- Police say a local man burnt down his parents home yesterday, for something his brother did to him 10 years ago.
Police say 29-year-old Joel Cruz was home alone and got angry because his brother farted in his face a decade ago.
Police say Cruz then put a pot with vegetable oil on the stove, turned it on high, and ran out of the building.
Cruz told police he heard voices in his head and was put through a mental evaluation.
Police say they tried to put him in a state hospital, but the hospitals turned him away because he was a danger to others and himself.