Two Thousand Dollars. To some people, that's a few weeks pay...for some it's chump change they throw away on a big screen T.V(sometimes, that's the same people). For still other people, $2000 is worth setting someone on fire over.
73-year old Deloris Gillespie was one her way home from some grocery shopping. She got in the elevator to go to the 5th floor. Someone was waiting for her at the top. That someone sprayed her down with gasoline, then stepped out of the elevator before setting Deloris on fire with a mini-molotov cocktail.
The next day, 47-year old Jerome Isaac turned himself in for doing the deed, saying he did it because Deloris owed him $2000.
Prior to turning himself in, Jerome lit some fires around his apartment, setting himself up for a likely insanity defense.
If I ever decided to set someone on fire in front of several surveillance cameras, I plan on doing it in the U.S. I mean...this guy is caught on camera doing this. He walked into a police station with burns, smelling of gasoline, and ADMITTED doing it.
And it's still going to be a year before he is convicted of ANYTHING. And then I feel there's a 50-50 chance that he will be ruled insane, and get treatment instead of punishment.
Sigh. Guess that might be my big trouble...I'm much more interested in seeing the guilty punished, than disciplined.