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A 'Hot' Way to Get Rid of Houseguests

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A 'Hot' Way to Get Rid of Houseguests

A 'Hot' Way to Get Rid of Houseguests

A 'Hot' Way to Get Rid of Houseguests

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Benjamin Franklin said that fish — and visitors — stink after three days. But it's hard to know if even Franklin would resort to the extremes of a man in Illinois. Police say that Dean Craig asked his two visitors to leave. They wouldn't, so the 46-year-old man poured rubbing alcohol on the floor and set the house on fire. The downside of his approach is that Craig now faces arson charges. Then again, his guests did leave — uninjured.