Nobody would argue that bacon isn’t delicious. Its growing popularity is undeniable. There is an international bacon film festival. One can even enroll in a summer camp dedicated solely to bacon. Incidentally it’s not too late too enroll in camp bacon. The session begins May 29th in Ann Arbor, Michigan. One can even find bacon flavored lubricants for his and her pleasure.
That being said, 31-year-old Cameo Adawn Crispi of Unitah County, Utah, allegedly found one of the more innovative uses of bacon on record. According to charging papers, Crispi attempted to burn down the home of her ex-boyfriend by leaving a pound of bacon cooking on a gas stove.
Charging documents stated that her ex-boyfriend called police on March 14 to complain that he’d received “multiple phone calls and texts” from her in an hour. He wanted them to stop and he also wanted her out of his house.
The officer who first on scene reported smoke coming out the front door. He also said Crispi was obviously impaired. According to the documents, her blood-alcohol content registered at 0.346.
The officer wrote, “I asked to come in and observed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove.” The officer then found a pound of bacon on a cookie sheet on the stove and “observed the burner to be on the setting ‘High’ and the bacon to be severely burned and smoking badly.”
That’s when the officer sprung into action, stopping the spread of the fire. Crispi was arrested and taken to a hospital, where according to the charges, “The doctor asked her about the fire … and she stated she was attempting to start a fire in the house to get back at (her ex-boyfriend).”
Once Crispi was cleared medically, she was booked into jail and charged with arson, burglary, assault by a prisoner, interfering with an arresting officer, electronic communication harassment, intoxication and shameful waste of salt-cured pork.