Facebook Fight: De-friending Leads to Arson

Facebook Fight: De-friending Leads to Arson

Some people take their Facebook friendships a little too seriously, like say, Iowa resident Jennifer Christine Harris.

Long story short, Harris asked her Facebook friend Nikki Rasmussen to create a party invitation on the social networking site, and Rasmussen agreed.

The invitation declines rolled in like a tidal wave, and Harris confronted Rasmussen about it.

After all, if no one wanted to attend Harris’ party, it just had to be Rasmussen’s fault, right?

Harris wasn’t pleased with the confrontation and quickly de-friended the apparently unpopular would-be party hostess.

Granted, this story should end right here, but it did not, reports Iowa Det. Jack Kamerick:

“Things were posted on Facebook. 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.”

Allegedly, Harris was so incensed that Rasmussen had the gall to de-friend her on Facebook that she emerged from behind her computer screen, ventured out into the real world at around 1 a.m., and torched the woman’s garage.

Rasmussen and her husband were sound asleep as the blaze leveled their detached garage; damaged cars parked inside, and licked the siding of their home. A thunderous “boom” sound woke the couple, and they escaped unharmed.

The roof of the garage collapsed on cars stored in the garage.

Jennifer Harris is currently being held in Polk County Jail on first-degree arson charges, with $100,000 bond.

Prediction: several of Jennifer Harris’ Facebook friends will quietly de-friend her while she sits in the pokey.

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