Ex Charged With Arson After Lighting Up Teddy Bear

He cut up a second bear, too, say cops
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2015 2:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – A man who police say took out his aggressions on two teddy bears after a breakup is behind bars on arson charges, reports the Commercial Appeal of Memphis. The arson allegation is because 25-year-old Marshay Frenard allegedly doused one of the stuffed bears with lighter fluid and set it ablaze in his girlfriend's home after she dumped him. He also allegedly sliced open another teddy bear with a knife.

WREG reports the knifed bear belonged to the ex's child. Frenard eventually left but allegedly threatened to return and burn down the home, say police. The burning bear didn't cause any damage—Frenard threw it in the fireplace—but he's still charged with aggravated arson, along with domestic violence.

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