Police: Man steals Cheetos, tries to burn down gas station

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ST. LOUIS (CNN) – A Missouri man who allegedly tried to steal a bag of flaming hot Cheetos got caught red-handed.

Joshua Crook was taken into custody Monday night.

Police say the 33-year-old punched the gas station employee who prevented the theft.

After that, Crook allegedly went outside the station, poured a little gas on the ground and tried to start a fire with a cigarette.

There was no injuries or damage.

Crook is facing charges of felony attempted arson.

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