The people in this news story aren't the smartest. We just wanted to get that out there right off the bat.
Two men in DeLand, Florida allegedly broke into the house of a man they both dated, stole some stuff and then attempted to start a fire by putting a pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove and leaving a rag nearby, hoping it would catch fire. Yup, they tried to start a fire using spaghetti sauce. Couldn't they have just put the rag on the stove?
The homeowner was alerted to the break-in by his home webcam and called the police. The cops showed up and caught the two ex-lovers attempting their getaway, with a bunch of items from the house inside including a television, A/C unit and AN EMPTY JAR OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE! Couple of geniuses here.
Both of the idiots have been charged with unarmed burglary, grand theft and arson.
Source: Click Orlando