Man Caught Trying To Set Neighbour’s Home On Fire To ‘Get Rid Of Ghost’

by : Tim Horner on : 10 Mar 2019 14:18
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If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call, some bloke with a can of diesel and a lighter apparently.


We shouldn’t laugh, there was a woman and her two children inside, but humour is a coping mechanism and this man did pour gallons of diesel on a neighbour’s front porch and then told police he did it because he was trying to get rid of a ghost.

ABC7 Eyewitness News reports:

A family’s security camera captures the moment a man in Stockton, California, tried to set fire to his neighbour’s front porch.


Fortunately the fire never ignited, as the residents – a mother and her two children – were asleep inside the building at the time.

They called the police, and the man who reportedly lives across the street was arrested.

The homeowner said:

They arrested him.

He said that he didn’t have anything against us, that he thought he saw a ghost in our house and to me that’s just even scarier.

Cuong Pham, 38, has been charged with arson and attempted murder.

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Ghosts, as we can see, aren’t always a laughing matter. Ghost chillies on the other hand…

Two guys decided to eat a ghost chilli dipped in the world’s hottest chilli sauce, and what followed was just as painful as you would imagine.


If you’ve ever thought ‘surely it can’t be that bad?’, maybe this video will make you reconsider.

Check out the two chaps eating the chillies here – but if seeing people throw up makes you sick, you should probably have a bucket at hand:

Rather than easing their way in by trying a ghost chilli by itself, the pair decided to go all or nothing and dip the pepper into some Carolina Reaper sauce made from the world’s hottest chilli.

According to Pepperhead, the Carolina Reaper has a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) of 2,200,000. Scoville Heat Units are used to measure spiciness, and while I’m not entirely sure what the rating is out of, 2,200,000 is a pretty big number.

To add some perspective, Pepperhead explains the Carolina Reaper is 200 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper.

That might have set the front porch on fire.

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Tim Horner

Tim Horner is a sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated with a BA Journalism from University College Falmouth before most his colleagues were born. A previous editor of adult mags, he now enjoys bringing the tone down in the viral news sector.

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