Also, don't send text messages to your punk-ass friends that say "Hey . . . we should start a fire in that 1 building I told u about."
Because if you do, you could end up like the 15-year-old dumbass from Tacoma who was just charged with setting fire to the city's historic Point Defiance Pagoda.
The Tacoma News-Tribunereports that last Wednesday, only hours after the city's beloved Japanese-style pagoda in Point Defiance Park went up in a huge blaze, police stopped a 15-year-old boy on his bike who was riding toward the scene.
The bicycle was not illuminated. The officer knew about the previous fires and, after following the boy for several blocks, honked his horn to stop the teen, charging documents state.
The officer found a one-gallon plastic can full of gasoline in his backpack and a box of wooden matches in one of his pockets. When asked why he thought he was stopped, the teen responded, "yes, because of the fires." He told police he was going to the boat house down at the marina, charging documents state.
After the cop stopped the kid, he apparently obtained a search warrant and looked at his cell phone.
Sent messages such as "Hey . . . I broke into a building." and "Hey . . . we should start a fire in that 1 building I told u about," were found on the phone.
Now the teen is suspected in a whole mess of trash-can fires and break-ins reported in the area.
Lucky for him he's making his debut into the world of stupid criminals while he's still too young to be charged as an adult.