Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lady Sets Fire to Woman's Home Because She Defriended Her on Facebook

Jennifer Christine Harris -- whom we must preface by saying she's a 30-year-old ADULT -- is facing arson after she set fire to the home Jim and Nikki Rasmussen in Des Moines, Iowa at 1am last Thursday after Nikki "ended their relationship on Facebook." True story.
Officers asked Jim Rasmussen if anyone would want to harm him of his family and he provided the name Jennifer “Jen” Harris. He said Harris was a long-time friend of his wife but they were now involved in a dispute. A police report says that when an officer asked Nikki Rasmussen about Jen Harris, Rasmussen said “… the two are no longer friends due to a dispute over Facebook. According to Nikki, Jen is angry with her because she ended their friendship on Facebook.” The report goes on to mention a “fake Facebook account.” But Police Detective Jack Kamerick said only that it involved “Facebook issues and kept building and building and text messages that were sent.” “Things were posted on Facebook,” Kamerick said. “Jen asked Nikki to create an event on Facebook for a party. Nikki did that. As the date for the party approached “there were a lot of ‘declines,’ on Facebook, the detective said. It was looking like the party might be a bust. The dispute apparently blossomed. So when the garage went up in flames, Harris became the first name that occurred to the victims.

source: Des Moines Register
Jim and Nikki told police they were awaken by a loud "boom." They quickly escaped as the siding on their house began to melt from the heat of the fire in the detached garage. The roof of the garage collapsed on cars stored in the garage. Other stored property also was lost in the blaze. Jennifer -- who we'll like to reiterate is a 30-year-old ADULT -- remains jailed on a $100,000 bond.
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