Man Burns House Over Lawn that Wasn’t Mowed

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Man burns house over lawn: A Georgia man allegedly burned down his neighbor’s home this week because he was angry the neighbor did not mow his lawn, according to reports.

Police said that Phillip Roger Bennett, 58, is likely armed and dangerous, and is still at large, according to 11Alive.com.

“The mean man burned my house,” neighbor Marty Corbitt’s 3-year-old daughter Kylie told the station.

Corbitt told the station that Bennett was incensed over his unkempt front lawn. He said that Bennett cursed at him and slapped him.

“Slapped me across the face and said, ‘Mow your grass,'” Corbitt said. “My grass was too tall for him. I was going to cut it today, and then he set my house on fire.”

 Bennett on Wednesday then kicked Corbitt’s door and told him he’s “got five seconds to come outside.”

“I turn around and call 911. And while I’m on the phone he comes back with two gas cans in his hand,” he said. His neighbor then smashed the window and threw gas inside the kitchen. “And as he’s pouring he takes his lighter and lights it. And flames were everywhere. I ran back to my little girl’s room, grabbed her, ran out the back door over to my neighbor’s and watched the house burn,” he said.

“My grass is too tall for him. I was going to cut it today when he set it on fire,” Corbitt recalled, according to MyFoxAtlanta.com.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.