SALT LAKE CITY -- A 60-year-old man is being charged in state court for setting his wife's pants on fire following an argument they had about her snoring.
Court records show Bryce Ray Whitaker is being charged with aggravated arson. Authorities say that on March 24 Whitaker lit a pair of his wife's pants on fire in their Salt Lake City house.
He told officers that he and his wife had been arguing about her snoring and other stuff. That spurred him to grab a pair of pants she wasn't wearing and light them on fire using a candle he had lit at the stove.
Firefighters arrived after getting reports of a suspicious fire at the house. Court documents show Whitaker woke up his wife, who was sleeping in the basement, when the fire got out of control.