Posted by: Bob Clark | July 27, 2008

Real Thieves of Genius, 2

Man dies after starting fire

AMORY, MS Monroe County man has died of injuries suffered in a restaurant fire that he started while trying to cook food.

Coroner Alan Gurley says 57-year-old Robert H. Davis of Amory died Wednesday at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga.

Davis was taken to the hospital Monday night after sustaining heavy burns in the fire at the Gilleylen Dairy Bar in Amory.

Authorities say Davis apparently broke into the dairy bar, attempted to cook with the restaurant’s equipment and accidentally set the building on fire.


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