Burglars Try To Burn Down House With Ragu While One Of Them Wears Bull Onesie

Published March 23, 2018

Two men in Florida burglarized the home of an ex-lover, while wearing a bull onesie, and then attempted to set the house on fire with ragu spaghetti sauce. What could go wrong?

Irving Silva

Fox NewsDerrick Irving and John Silva

Call it a half-boiled plan.

On March 13, 2018, Derrick Irving, 36, and John Silva, 28, allegedly broke into a home in DeLand, Fl.

Irving, who was said to have been wearing a bull onesie at the time of the break-in, had previously dated the man who lived there. With Silva, the two burglarized the home, stealing items like a flat-screen TV and an air conditioning unit.

The two men tried to take precautions in covering their tracks. They set a pot a Ragu spaghetti sauce on the stove with a washcloth on the burner. Their plan was to start a fire inside the home as they left, which would erase the evidence.

The victim caught wind of unusual activity at around 7 a.m. when he received an alert on his phone from his security system saying that the cameras in front of his house detected motion. After he discovered that one of the cameras had been covered with a towel, he called 911 as he believed someone was trying to break in.

When authorities arrived at the resident’s home, they spotted a red Lincoln Navigator attempting to leave the area. The deputy that pulled them over reported that the two men initially denied the burglary. They said that Irving used to live there and that they were just picking up some items from the home.

The deputy spotted an A/C unit, a flat-screen TV, a vacuum, and a heater in the car’s backseat. In the passenger’s seat, he saw an empty jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce.

Both Silva and Irving were charged with unarmed burglary, grand theft, and arson.

As for the victim, on his relationship with Irving he told reporters at WKMC-TV, “It started out as a relationship, that lasted about a week.”

As for a reason for the burglary and arson attempt, he said, “I’ve let him use my car for four months, maybe he’s angry about that. Or maybe he’s angry because I gave him $150 to fix his teeth.”


Next you can read about the bank robbery that ended with an exploding pizza delivery driver. Then read about the man who admitted to shooting and then running over a bald eagle.

Kara Goldfarb
Kara Goldfarb is a writer living in New York City.
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