Man blamed dog for apartment arson

On June 14, 2012, in Animals & Plants, Arson, by djeyli

A man from western Pennsylvania who blamed his dog for causing an apartment fire has been jailed on charges that he set the blaze himself.

Cresson Township police have charged 58-year-old John Saparo with setting the July 12 fire. Police have yet to specify how.

Police did say that they’ve determined that the fire didn’t start the way Saparo claimed.

He allegedly told officers he was cleaning and had several fans running when his dog knocked over one of the fans, which, somehow, started the fire.

Saparo remains in the Cambria County Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing June 20 on arson and related charges.

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