"Flaming Tampon" might sound like the next indie rock sensation, but not in this case.
Pennsylvania State Police say Patricia Deshong, 25, and Quentin Deshong, 22, were arrested Jan. 7 in Metal Township, Penn., after allegedly attempting to blow up a vehicle outside of a bar using flaming feminine hygiene products, according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
The incident took place outside the Hillside Tavern at around 2:50 a.m., after officers got a report that a man and woman were allegedly vandalizing a green 2006 Ford Fusion car in the bar parking lot, the website reports.
Police officers arriving on the scene say they noticed the hood of the Ford Fusion was up and numerous hoses were disconnected, Z6mag.com reports.
Police allegedly found the windshield, rear window and the driver's side window shattered, as well as dents on the body of the car. Police also spotted blood on the front passenger seat.
In addition, the officers found ashes by the gas and oil caps and, upon further investigation, discovered a tampon in the engine compartment where the oil fill cap is located. Detectives said the tampon was "used to possibly ignite the gas tank," according to the website.
A police document indicates a possible motive for attempting to set the Fusion on fire, Minyanville.com reports.
However, Minyanville notes that the vehicle belongs to 25-year-old Falon Clark, who counted Patricia Deshong as a Facebook friend, and that hours after the Fusion was trashed, she posted a status update that she was “lookin for some revenge…”
Police allege the Deshongs were under the influence of alcohol at the time of their arrest. They were booked on a variety of charges, including attempted arson, public drunkenness and criminal mischief. The officers also allege that Patricia was in possession of a license plate from the trashed Ford, as well as the vehicle's registration card.
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