Florida Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill the Bugs

An Orlando man who was pulled out of an apartment fire Sunday night said he had been trying to burn the bugs that infested his home and computer, the Orlando Police Department reported.

Officers who checked the apartment after the fire was extinguished discovered "deplorable" living condition, including "trash and empty beer cans covering the majority of the floor in the living area and the kitchen." The bedroom, where the man started the fire, was filled with more trash and cans.

The man won't be charged with a crime—no other apartments were damaged in the fire—but he was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, and police filed paperwork to hospitalize him under Florida's Baker Act as a danger to himself and others.

[H/T: @_Cooper, Photo Credit: Shutterstock]