Teen Pleads to Arson; Tossed Flaming Marshmallows

John Munger pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County Court to fourth-degree felony arson.

Friday, Dec 2, 2011  |  Updated 11:50 AM EDT
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A central New York teenager faces prison time after admitting he threw flaming marshmallows at his neighbor's house.     

The Auburn Citizen reports that 18-year-old John Munger pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County Court to fourth-degree felony arson.    

He admitted tossing the blazing balls of sugar at a gas meter on the side of his neighbor's house. Although the meter wasn't seriously damaged, Munger admitted that it could have been.     

He noted that he was drunk at the time.     

In a plea deal, Munger will also plead guilty to violating his felony burglary probation by getting convicted of arson.

He faces two to six years behind bars for the arson and probation violation.    

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 12.    
 

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