Florida man Thanh Ha sets boss’ house on fire

A Florida man was arrested on Wednesday after he was filmed burning down his boss’ future home because « spirits » told him to.

Thanh Ha, 54, was filmed by multiple surveillance cameras approaching a house under construction in St. Petersburg on his bicycle just before noon on May 3. He locked the bike to a stop sign before entering the house, trying to cover his face with his clothes, according to arrest documents obtained by WFLA.

Around five minutes later, Ha was recorded running outside the house, unlocking the bike and speeding away.

Potential home buyers identified Ha as one of their employees, documents show.

Police say Ha admitted to starting the fire not because he was angry with his employer, but « because ‘spirits’ told him to, » officers wrote.

Ha was charged with second-degree arson and his bail was set at $10,000, WFLA reported.


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