Ohio Man Tired of Renting to Addicts Torches Trailer Home

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – A man has told authorities he set a vacant trailer home on fire in southern Ohio because he’s tired of renting to drug addicts.

The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff’s deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him attempting to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose.

An incident report says Violette told deputies he wanted to torch all the trailers on his property because of drug-addicted tenants.

A township fire department put out the blaze and issued Violette a warning.

Violette didn’t return the newspaper’s calls for comment.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit in Ross County in May against five drugmakers accusing them of helping to create the region’s opioid epidemic.