Two Florida men tried to cover their tracks after robbing the house of another Florida man they both had dated by leaving a pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove to catch fire. They were caught in possession of a marijuana grinder, a vacuum, a window A/C unit, a tv, a heater, and an empty jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce.

Here’s my more-intelligible edit of of the article:

John Silva and Derrick Irving broke into the home, covered the security cameras with towels, stole the items, then put the spaghetti sauce on the stove in an attempt to start a fire so the evidence would be destroyed.


The victim called 911 because the security cameras detected motion, and he believed someone was breaking in because a towel had been placed over one of the cameras.

The victim told News 6 that Irving was wearing a bull costume.

Police went to the home and saw a red Lincoln Navigator leaving the area. They stopped it, and found Silva & Irving with the aforementioned items. They denied burglarizing the victim’s home, instead saying that Irving told Silva he lived at the home and needed a ride there to retrieve some clothes and other items.

Police found a pot of spaghetti sauce burning on the stove, with a washcloth placed near the burner that had just begun to catch fire.

Silva and Irving told deputies that they both had romantic or sexual encounters with the victim in the past.


The victim stated:

“He was trying to make it look like I left the stove on, but who gets up 2 a.m. and fixes sketti?”


“It started out as a relationship, that lasted about a week. I’ve let him use my car for four months, maybe he’s angry about that. Or maybe he’s angry because I gave him $150 to fix his teeth.”

Both men were charged with unarmed burglary, grand theft and arson.

Silva is being held on $25,500 bond and Irving is being held without bond because officials say he violated his probation.


No, this is not the plot of Wild Things 5: Even Wilderer.