A California contractor with an ax to grind is in big trouble after he set a pickup truck on fire in the driveway of a lawyer’s house and left a dead bird and flaming package of feces on the front porch. Making matters worse, he got the wrong house.
Police believe Gary Howard was trying to send a message to a well known defense attorney, but he got the wrong address and targeted the house of someone else with the same name. We don’t know what Howard’s beef is with the lawyer, who has never had any dealings with him.
Police arrested Howard and charged him with arson, vandalism and animal cruelty. He remains locked up pending a mental health evaluation.