Tennessee man James Walker accused of burning down Christmas tree, gifts underneath

Tennessee man James Walker accused of burning down Christmas tree, gifts underneath

This thieving Grinch tried to torch Christmas.

A Tennessee man – whose coronary heart was maybe two sizes too small – performed the function of vacation villain Sunday when he burned down a household’s Christmas tree and a baby’s items underneath it, authorities stated.

James Walker, 25, allegedly stole gadgets from an condo and stuffed them in his automobile earlier than he heartlessly threw a baby’s blanket over the tree and lit it on fireplace, Dyersburg police stated in a Fb submit.

Responding officers noticed {that a} window was opened to vent the fireplace and the house’s smoke detector was lined up, police stated.

James Walker, of Tennessee, is accused of burning down a Christmas tree early Sunday.Dyersburg Police Division

The charred items have been changed with new ones. Dyersburg Police Division

The sufferer wasn’t dwelling on the time of the fireplace that occurred shortly after midnight, however later informed police that the suspect was an acquaintance. The sufferer additionally informed officers earlier that day that she and her brother acquired into an altercation with Walker, in accordance with authorities.

Walker was arrested by cops following a brief foot pursuit, authorities stated. Among the many prices he faces embrace aggravated housebreaking, aggravated arson, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

Dyersburg police – by way of its outreach program – additionally assist the victimized family by changing the kid’s items that have been destroyed and even contributed a number of additional toys forward of Christmas Day, the division stated. 

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