Florida: Man ‘sets his boss’s future house on fire while listening to ghosts’

Thanh Ha has been charged with second-degree arson (Picture: Pinellas County Jail)

A man was arrested after allegedly saying “ghosts” told him to set fire to his boss’s future home.

Thanh Ha, 54, was caught on several surveillance cameras shortly before noon on May 3 as he made his way to a house under construction in St. Petersburg.

Ha appeared to lock his bike to a stop sign and then entered the house while trying to hide his face with clothing, state arrest documents obtained by WFLA.

About five minutes later, Ha was recorded running out of the house, unlocking his bike and fleeing.

The potential buyers of the house identified Ha as one of their employees, the documents say.

Ha admitted that he set the building on fire “because ‘ghosts’ told him so,” officers wrote. He denied doing so because he was angry with his boss.

He has been charged with second-degree arson and his bail is set at $10,000, according to the TV station.

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