Eastern Iowa Man Starts Fire To Get Thrown In Jail
This is a weird story....I mean REALLY weird.
According to CBS2, "A trial has been scheduled for a Dubuque man who police say told officers he set his apartment ablaze so he could get arrested and have a bed and three meals a day while in custody."
The name of the suspect is Matthew Voseburg. It appears Matthew just wanted a place to sleep and a hot meal. He actually told police he was thinking about where he could get "three hots and a cot." I would say his plan was a success.
Voseburg has pleaded NOT guilty to arson and is awaiting a trial that will start in September. There apartment fire caused about $7,800 in damage.
Matthew Voseburg got what he wanted. He's got a place to sleep, free food and plenty of people to talk to. I still think there was an easier way to do this.
We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as soon as we learn more details.