Woman Tried to Burn Down Ex's House—With Bacon

And her last name is 'Crispi'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2014 12:44 PM CST
Woman Tried to Burn Down Ex's House—With Bacon
Cameo Adawn Crispi appears in 8th District Court for a preliminary hearing in Vernal, Utah on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.   (AP Photo/Deseret News, Geoff Liesik)

What a waste of bacon: A Utah woman angry at her ex-boyfriend admitted to police that she put a pound of bacon on a cookie sheet on top of his gas stove back in March, turned the burner on "high," and left it there—allegedly in an attempt to burn the house down. Making the already-weird story even weirder: Her last name is Crispi. Cameo Adawn Crispi, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday to reckless burning, attempted assault by a prisoner, and intoxication, all misdemeanors. Charges of arson, burglary, assault by a prisoner, interfering with an arresting officer, and electronic communication harassment were dropped as part of her plea deal, KSL reports.

The man was not home at the time, but called the cops after getting 15 calls and text messages from Crispi in less than an hour. "The bacon was burned and smoking badly" when officers arrived, with smoke pouring out the front door and Crispi clearly impaired. "I asked to come in and observed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove," the responding officer says. Crispi was arrested after a brief struggle; her BAC was found to be 0.346, which is more than four times what Utah considers "impaired." (More weird crimes stories.)

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