Oregon police on Sunday arrested man who allegedly tossed a lit firework at a woman, missed, and instead set several moving trucks — and a man who had been siphoning gas from one of them — ablaze.
Eugene police said officers responded to a U-Haul facility in the city’s Santa Clara neighborhood just before 6 a.m., along with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department.
The investigation revealed that Dylan Thomas Hannah, 28, was inside his vehicle near the facility’s front doors, apparently having an argument with a woman in her 30s standing outside the vehicle. While the argument ensued, another man — completely separate from Hannah and the woman — was behind the U-Haul trucks, siphoning gas from one of them.
Then Hannah allegedly threw a lit, mortar-style firework at the woman, who ran for cover.
“The firework exploded, sending burning pieces under the U-Haul truck, right at the unsuspecting gas thief,” police said.
Four moving trucks burst into flame as well as the unknown gas thief, who was seen running from the area with his pants and sleeves on fire, OregonLive reported.
Eugene police found Hannah at his home and arrested him. He’s been booked into Lane County Jail on charges of second-degree criminal mischief, reckless burning and reckless endangerment, police said. Jail records also show he’s being held on a parole violation.
The suspected gas thief has not been located.
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[Featured image: Dylan Thomas Hannah/Lane County Jail]