Man sets fire to mulch outside Jefferson St KFC to keep away the mosquitoes

Police arrested a man after he set fire to the mulch at a Nashville KFC in an attempt to keep away mosquitos.

The staff at the Jefferson Street Kentucky Fried Chicken called police after Odell Crump started a fire using mulch outside the restaurant and refusing to leave the property.

Crump was allegedly causing a scene when police arrived and refused when officers told him to leave the KFC. At that point, a crowd of people had gathered around the man as he screamed obscenities at “all persons around him.”

Crump told police he started the fire to keep away the mosquitoes.

Crump was charged with reckless burning, disorderly conduct and trespassing. He’s being held in the Davidson County jail on a bail of $1,000.


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