Worker Arrested After He Set Couch on Fire in Auburn Big Lots
Ryan didn't have a good day at work on Saturday after he set a couch on fire at the Auburn Big Lots while it was open Saturday.
The Portland Press Herald reports that 22-year-old Ryan Graffam was charged with arson, and could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison. The store had to be evacuated by other employees Saturday night, around 7 p.m. when the fire started.
The Auburn Fire Department came to put the fire out. He set fire to a couch in a storage area in the back of the store, then reported it to management and then put out the fire.
No one was hurt.
The couch didn't survive and was destroyed and two couches stored nearby were damaged. State and local investigators investigated the fire, and Monday night arrested Graffam outside his home.
He is currently at the Androscoggin County Jail. They didn't mention why Ryan set the couch on fire.