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Crazy People Are Dangerous

Posted on | July 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Crazy People Are Dangerous


Sydney Parham went viral this week when a video showed her (allegedly, I hasten to add) pouring gasoline into a Jeep and setting it on fire. Oops!


She done blowed herself up, as folks would say down home, but perhaps I had better not invoke folks down home, because some of them have been known to use language that might be considered offensive. Meanwhile, police have arrested the (alleged) arsonist:

Authorities arrested a 26-year-old Fraser woman this week on an arson charge related to a Harrison Township vehicle fire, according to a statement from the Macomb County Sheriff Department.
Sydney Parham was arraigned Friday on a charge of third-degree arson after video allegedly showed her dumping gasoline inside a black Jeep at San Remo Apartments and setting it on fire.
The blaze occurred Wednesday in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Deputies were dispatched about 8 a.m. Wednesday to the San Remo Villa Apartments near Union Lake Road on reports of a vehicle fire and found a black Jeep fully engulfed, investigators said in a statement. Township firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze.
In a video taken at the scene and posted to YouTube, a person is shown dumping gasoline in the back of the Jeep prior to leaning forward to throw a lit match into the vehicle. The explosion threw the individual back into a nearby vehicle.
Witnesses at the scene told responding firefighters and deputies that the woman in the video was Parham and that she knew the owner of the vehicle, according to the Macomb County Sheriff Department.
Parham was pulled over in Roseville and taken into custody, where she was treated for minor cuts and burns.
Parham was given a $20,000 personal recognizance bond prior to her next hearing Aug. 5.

Many believed the Jeep that Ms. Parham allegedly torched must have belonged to her ex-boyfriend, but the vehicle’s owner denied it:

Avery Stevenson . . . didn’t want to go on camera, but he did say he knows the suspect.
He said she was not his girlfriend. He said he’s not sure what the motive could be.

Is he telling the truth? Like, a woman decides to torch your car and you have no idea what her motive is? Or is it rather the case you don’t want anyone to know you were messing around with a crazy woman?

On the other hand, maybe she’s a complete lunatic, who became obsessed with Avery and burned up his car because he didn’t reciprocate her feelings. Either way, Crazy People Are Dangerous.



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