Louisiana man angry about coronavirus stimulus check set mother's shed on fire, marshal says
WGNO / Avoyelles Parish
The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal says 51-year-old Marvin Smith Jr. got into a dispute with his mother over the federal payout Friday.

via WGNO:

MARKSVILLE, La. (WGNO) -- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal says 51-year-old Marvin Smith Jr. got into a dispute with his mother over the federal payout Friday. Smith then allegedly set his mother’s shed on fire, angry he didn’t get a federal stimulus check amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigators were able to determine the fire was intentionally set inside his mother’s Hamburg shed.


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They arrested Smith after witnesses said they saw Smith in the shed before the fire. He was booked into jail after Avoyelles Parish deputies found him armed with a knife.

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