A man in Maryland, obviously wanted to get caught when he admitted to a news reporter he intentionally set fire to a home.

The man identified only as Carlos, said he had reported the horrible living conditions in the home to the police, but was ignored.

Carlos felt his only way to get the attention of authorities -- and perhaps get decent accommodations -- was to burn the place down. So, he poured gasoline on the floor, lit it, then went out for a drink.

After telling the news reporter what he had done, Carlos then went and explained it all to a couple of incredibly surprised policemen who were on the scene.