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Published:June 14th, 2012 10:12 EST

Dastardly Criminal Blames Apartment Fire On Pooch

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police in Pennsylvania said they arrested a man who tried to blame a dog for burning down his apartment.

Cresson Township police said John Joseph Saparo, 58, was arrested Monday after a nearly yearlong investigation into the fire that burned down his 158 Railroad St. apartment July 12."



Saparo claimed that a pooch started the fire by knocking over a fan. It takes an exceptionally evil man to place the blame for a dastardly crime on an animal noted for his loyalty, indeed a canine is known as "man`s best friend."

Nobody would have been offended if Saparo had alleged that a televangelist had burned the apartment down because he was upset by a Lady Gaga poster in a window.

But to place the blame on a faithful mutt is unforgivable, this wretched individual deserves to be in the doghouse for the rest of his life.

Saparo was charged with reckless endangerment, filing a false police report, and arson.

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