Ladies, here's a question for you. Say you've had a long day at work — or home — and you're running late making dinner. Your husband gets home and there's no dinner on the table. What's his reaction? A) He says no big deal; you usually cook together anyway; B) He suggests going out to dinner; or C) He goes into a drunken rage and sets your house on fire. If you chose “C,” you must be married to Guy Edward Jones of Sissonville, West Virginia, because setting his house on fire is exactly what he did when he arrived home on Sunday evening to find his wife, Beverly Jones, did not have dinner ready and waiting for him.
Talk about having anger management issues. According to The Charleston Gazette, Lieutenant Sean Crosier of the Kanawha Sheriff's Department said that the 60-year-old Jones “allegedly came home after a night of drinking late Sunday and got mad because his wife didn't have dinner on the table.” Crosier went on to say that “the couple got into a fight and Mrs. Jones ran to a neighbor's house,” where she turned around to see flames coming out of her home's basement and her husband exiting through the basement door.
Mr. Jones was arrested and charged with first-degree arson. As of Monday morning, he was in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. No word on whether his wife ever finished making dinner.
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