Police: Son arrested for trying to burn house down

Police: Son arrested for trying to burn house down

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Shortly before midnight Monday, a 72-year-old resident in the 600 block of Wyandot Avenue reported hearing a noise at his back door.

As the victim went to the back door to see what the noise was, he observed his son attempting to climb through the dog door.

The son had a can of what appeared to be lighter fluid and a lighter. The victim told his son to leave and he didn't see him again.

The victim went outside into the enclosed back porch and noticed a liquid had been poured all over the door and ground.

The liquid smelled like an accelerant.

Akron police located the son, Steven N. Crum, 36, of Wyandot Avenue.

Crum was charged with burglary, attempted aggravated arson and possession of prescription medications that he didn't have a prescription for.

Crum was booked into the Summit County Jail.

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