Setting the trees on fire was actually part one of his cunning plan.

An unnamed 28-year-old Traverse City, Michigan man is facing charges of arson, assault, and breaking and entering into a vehicle after going batshit insane upon assuming he was fired. Via UpNorthLive, his manager apparently asked him to leave work for “employee-related issues” and because he was causing some sort of disturbance. The man apparently assumed he was being fired (it’s implied this wasn’t the case at the time, although I think we can say with some confidence that it is now), and so he took the eminently reasonable step of lighting a bunch of trees behind the KFC on fire, because, uh, sure, that’s a thing you could do. He then left, only to come back a couple hours later and shove his manager (hence the assault charge).

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Then, because the erstwhile employee was apparently attempting to prepare an appetizer sampler of petty crimes, he went outside, broke into her unlocked car, and took a bunch of stuff. He was arrested after police later found him wandering around the area.

Meth-o-Meter says: Possibly meth. Meth unclear; try again later.

Image via AP. That is not the KFC fire, but a wildfire in Arizona. I mean, obviously.

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