Man Arrested for Setting His Hospital Bed on Fire: Police

The fire was caused by a small, handheld lighter, the arrest report said.

By Maria Camila Bernal
|  Monday, May 13, 2013  |  Updated 3:38 PM EDT
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Man Sets His Hospital Bed on Fire: Cops

Broward Sheriff's Office

Joel Basenburg

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A man was arrested after setting his hospital bed ablaze, Hollywood Police said Monday.

Joel Basenburg faces arson charges after lighting up his bed at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.

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Police arrived at the hospital Sunday after getting reports of a burning odor coming from Basenburg’s room.

When police entered the room they saw the fire, which was caused by a small, handheld lighter, the arrest report said.

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Basenburg had been transported to the hospital in reference to the Marchman Act, authorities said.

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Hospital surveillance cameras proved that Basenburg was responsible for the fire.

He is being held in Broward County Jail on a $10,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney.
 

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