New York First-Degree Stupidity

A New York man is under fire for committing arson to collect on his insurance policy. Donald Kropp, 33, set fire to a downstairs bedroom in his family’s home in July to collect on the $500,000 insurance policy held on the house. The two-story frame sustained heavy smoke, water, and fire damage, but the majority of the damage was limited to the first floor — thanks to the work of an estimated 75 firefighters who were called in.

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