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Cops: Fight Leads to Fiery Feces

Dylan Printz, 18, charged with arson after police say he left burning bag of dog poop on Pa. porch
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2018 10:30 AM CST
Dylan Printz.   (The Smoking Gun)

(Newser) – It may have been Christmas Eve, but those weren't reindeer droppings left at a home in Shippensburg, Pa. The Smoking Gun reports on a "crappy" prank that now has 18-year-old Dylan Printz charged with arson and risking catastrophe. Cops responded around 3am Monday to a report of a "bag of dog poop ... lit on fire on a porch," and a female tenant told police she suspected Printz, with whom she'd had a recent argument.

When cops caught up with Printz, they say he confessed to taking a paper bag from a Chinese food order, cramming it with dog feces, and setting it ablaze with a lighter. His reasoning, per police: "[to] get back at the people who lived there for an earlier fight." WHTM reports Printz was taken to Cumberland County Prison after he couldn't make his $20,000 bail. (A California mayor resigned over a dog poop incident.)

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