England

4 siblings die after family friend sets fire to wardrobe

January 7, 2012 Freckleton, Lancashire, England Dyson Allen sets fire to a wardrobe, killing 4 children between 2 and 4 as well as their 19-year-old brother The day of the fire, the victims' mother was having a birthday party. Allen had visited with the family before, even staying the night directly before the arson. During… Continue reading 4 siblings die after family friend sets fire to wardrobe

South Carolina

12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

November 28, 2001 Chester, South Carolina 12-year-old Christopher Pittman (pictured) shoots both of his paternal grandparents to death, sets fire to their house, and steals their car and $33 Pittman had recently moved in with his grandparents after he experienced extreme depression and threatened to commit suicide in front of his sister. Originally, Pittman was… Continue reading 12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

Australia

Man sets fire to bank after waiting too long to withdraw money

November 18, 2016 Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Nur Islam, tired of waiting in line to withdraw money from his account, leaves a bank to buy petrol from a nearby station, pours some from the ATM outside to the entrance and ignites it, causing burns over 60% of his body Islam was able to recover from… Continue reading Man sets fire to bank after waiting too long to withdraw money