Some people just set the bar for stupid higher than others

Scared of being caught for not completing your work on time? Well, it seems at least one person out there thought that setting a small fire in the office would be the best way to hide failure. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out how she planned.

A licensed vocational nurse remained behind bars today with combined bonds set at $330,000 after she was accused of setting a March 28 fire in a North Loop office building that killed three people.

Misty Ann Weaver, 33, was charged with three counts of murder and one count of felony arson in the fatal four-alarm fire at 9343 North Loop East that also injured six people. Her bond was based on $100,000 for each murder charge and $30,000 for arson.

Weaver, an employee of cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Capriotti, has confessed to starting the four-alarm fire at 9343 North Loop East, according to officials with the Houston Fire Department and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

HFD Chief Arson Investigator Roy Paul said Weaver wanted to cover up the fact that she had failed to complete paperwork for an important audit for Capriotti. The audit had to do with the doctor’s state accreditation or recertification, Paul said.

Details of the damage done in the full story. I get not wanting to be caught failing to complete work. Setting a fire to deflect from this just isn’t a smart cover though.

[tags]Nurse sets fire to hide failure to complete paperwork[/tags]