A South Florida man who didn't want a bank to sell his foreclosed home tried to blow it up using a bowling ball as an explosive, authorities say.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports 21-year-old Tyler Butler was arrested Monday on charges of arson and using an explosive device.
A fire started around 10 p.m. Sunday in Loxahatchee. Butler was inside the home when the fire was reported.
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Deputies detained Butler after he left the burning home. As firefighters extinguished the flames, they noticed a bowling ball with a wick attached.
The sheriff's office bomb squad removed the ball.
Butler told deputies he set things on fire in the home using a cigarette lighter, he poured gun powder in a bowling ball and used a rope as a fuse.