It was just after 10 pm on Friday when a extremely intoxicated man stumbled into Taboo Adult Video, near 1st Avenue and Spring Street.
The man headed to the store’s “arcade area” under the watchful eye of a staff member, who kept tabs on the man through the store’s security camera system.
Suddenly, an employee saw a flash of bright orange light on one of the cameras overlooking the arcade area. The employee ran back to the arcade, where he found the intoxicated man standing over a garbage can filled with burning paper towels.
The employee extinguished the fire and yelled for the suspect to get out of the store.
The suspect had fled the adult video store when police arrived, but he left a little of himself behind—a backpack, which officers collected as evidence. Get your mind out of the gutter.