May 30, 2005

The guests who would not leave

Anyone remember the skit from SNL of years ago where John Belushi played... dun dun DAH!!!! THE GUEST THAT WOULDN'T LEAVE!!!! No matter what the couple who lived at the place did, no matter how broad the hints they dropped, Belushi just would not leave. Of course, the skit would have been even funnier if the hosts finally decided to set their house on fire out of desperation to get him to leave. But that would have been too hard to believe, right?

Well, from the truth is stranger than fiction files, we have this story.
GENEVA, Ill. (AP) -- A 46-year-old Kane County resident allegedly set his own home on fire in order to get two visitors to leave, police said.

Dean Craig was charged with felony arson after allegedly splashing rubbing alcohol on the floor of the two-story home in Aurora Township and using a lighter to ignite the fire around 1 a.m. Sunday, the Kane County Sheriff's office said.

When authorities arrived at Craig's home, which is owned by his mother, it was engulfed in flames, police said. Craig and his two guests were not injured.

Craig allegedly had asked two visitors to leave, but when they refused, he threatened to light his house on fire, police said.

Craig was being held Monday at the Kane County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 9.
I've been tempted, but don't know if I would have gone quite that far. I usually just hide all the remaining booze and announce that I'm just plain out of alcohol. That usually does the trick.


At 5/31/2005 6:40 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well Dope, maybe the "out of alchohol" comment was going to be next on the guys lips and he felt the need to actually extinguish it all on his floor before making his announcement.

At 5/31/2005 8:40 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Apparently. ha! This story really cracks me up. His guests must have been pretty damn annoying! ha!


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