August 25, 2008
Ocean City, Maryland (The Weekly Vice) -- Barbara Waskey, a 43-year-old Rogersville, Tennessee woman has been arrested and charged with arson after allegedly torching husband's Harley Davidson motorcycle. Mug shot distributed to biker bar dart boards across the country.
According to Ocean City police, officers responded to a report of a fire Saturday night. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 40-year-old Joseph Waskey using a garden hose in an attempt to extinguish a fire that had engulfed his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Officers arriving on the scene used fire extinguishers to finally put the blaze out.
Deputy Fire Marshal Cliff Christello said the fire had been deliberately set. Investigators say Waskey's wife, Barbera Waskey set the fire by stuffing a towel into the motorcycle's gas tank and then lit the towel on fire. Police say Barbara Waskey originally left the scene after starting the fire, but later returned and spoke to investigators. Police also found the motorcycle's gas cap in Barbara Waskey's car.
Barbara Waskey was arrested and charged with second-degree arson, malicious burning and reckless endangerment. She was ordered held pending a $50,000 bond.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
A man would have to have some pretty strong reasons to stay married to a woman who kicks him where it really hurts - torching his prized Harley Davidson. Judging by the mugshot, half of those potential reasons are immediately off the table. Nah, we're going to have to bump that number up to at least 2/3rds on account of the poodle hair and evil stare.
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