Thursday, August 31, 2006

Crazy tenants

Now that my troubled tenants are out and I know the place isn't too damaged, I can post this without being as wary! Reuters is carrying a bizarre story about an evicted tenant that blows up his landlord's flat:

LISBON (Reuters) - An 80-year-old man blew up his flat on Monday to retaliate for being evicted by his landlord, bringing down part of his five-floor central Lisbon block and setting it alight.

"He had threatened neighbours that he would blow up the place if he ever got kicked out," Carlos Pinto, a fireman with the Lisbon fire brigade, told Reuters. "I guess he kept his promise."

He said neighbours had reported that the man had threatened to pour petrol on his floor and set it alight, and one reported seeing him with a bottle of petrol moments before the explosion.

The man suffered severe burns. No other casualties were reported.

At least my recent situation didn't get this out of hand.

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