Cops: Man gets flamin' mad over foiled Cheetos theft

Police said he tried to burn down a gas station over a bag of Cheetos.

ST. LOUIS - After a gas station clerk manager to stop 33-year-old Joshua Crook from taking a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, he attempted to light the gas station on fire, according to a police report.

The manager told officers that Crook was known for attempting to shoplift from the gas station. 

Around 5 p.m. Sunday, Crook allegedly tried to take a bag of Cheetos from a display when the manager told him to either put it down or pay for it. Crook then punched the manager in the face, according to the police report.

The manager says Crook then went outside and slammed a gas pump on the ground, causing gasoline to pool, then threw a lit cigarette onto the gas.

Crook has been charged with first-degree arson, third-degree assault, theft of less than $500 and first-degree trespassing. 

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