Police say homeless man poured gas on house and lit yard on fire

Published 2:03 pm Saturday, February 6, 2021

Police charged a homeless Mississippi man with felony arson Friday after the man allegedly poured gas on a house and tried set it on fire.

The man, Patrick Cobb, 35, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, reportedly poured gas on the porch, steps and front yard of a residence on Bowen Avenue house just after midnight Friday, WLOX-TV reported.

Only the yard actually caught fire.

The Sun Herald newspaper reported Cobb was homeless and was looking for his partner when he lit the fire.