A few weeks ago, Robert Schlechter (above), a firefighter in Collinsville, Ill., was arrested on felony charges of setting fire to an occupied house.
A firefighter who’s also an arsonist? Pretty unlikely, right? Well, actually, it’s more common than you might think, as we see HERE:
Every year, something like 100 firefighters are arrested for arson-related crimes. In one year, 1994, South Carolina alone charged 47 firefighter-arsonists, besting their 1993 record of 33 arrests. “It happens more than you think,” former federal agent Daniel Hebert told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Really, it goes on way more than anyone knows. ...