Derrick Irving, 36, and John Silva, 28, were both arrested after attempting to steal from a house and then erase the evidence with a fire started by a burning pot of Ragu sauce, police said.
(Volusia County Jail)
Two Florida men were caught with their hands in the pasta pot after she used Ragu sauce to try and burn down a house that they robbed last week, police said.
Derrick Irving, 36, and John Silva, 28, were arrested March 13, allegedly after a break-in at a house in the Country and stealing a flat screen television and an air conditioning wall unit, WKMC-TV reported.
The man whose house was burgled received an alert on his phone from his residence by the security system of informing him of the movement is detected in the home, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
The suspects tried to burn a jar of Ragu pasta sauce on the hob.
A towel was placed over the camera which gave him a clue that something was not right and he immediately called the police, according to the WKMC-TV.
When police arrived at the house, they saw a red SUV trying to flee, the residence, authorities said. The two suspects told officers they were picking up the clothes from the house, police said. The victim told WKMC-TV that Irving was putting on a bull onesie.
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A deputy said that there was an air-conditioning unit, a vacuum cleaner, tv, heating, a marijuana grinder and an empty jar of the Ragu sauce in the vehicle.
Found the burning pot of Ragu sauce and a washcloth in the vicinity of the burner the burner which turned out to be an attempt to start a fire, according to WESH-TV.
“He tries to make it look like I have the heater on, but who gets up in 2 hours and corrections sketti?” the victim told the WKMC-TV.
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Silva and Irving told officials that she knew the victim through past sexual encounters, authorities said.
“He tries to make it look like I have the heater on, but who gets up in 2 hours and corrections sketti?”
“It started out as a relationship, that lasted for about a week,” the victim told WKMC-TV. “I have to let him use my car for four months, maybe he is angry about it. Or maybe he is angry because I gave him $150 to fix his teeth.”
Silva and Irving were both charged with “unarmed burglary, grand theft and arson,” the arrest affidavit stated.