A Bartlesville man has been arrested after he accidentally burned down his home by attempting to burn a pair of Nike sneakers in protest of the latest Colin Kaepernick ad.
According to authorities, Jason Helms, 26, placed a pair of Nike sneakers in his garage and soaked them in Kerosene before lighting them on fire and filming it with his iPhone. The fire ended up spreading to the garage walls and ceiling before spreading to his actual home. Helms called 911 but by the time firefighters arrived they were unable to save his home.
None of this happened. (At least, not in Bartlesville.) I have to admit, I had to look twice at this to be sure. Ultimate giveaway: no annoying pop-ups. (No “real” news site would let a reader get away without at least one box to the face.) KJRH (channel 2) in Tulsa actually linked to it for a while, but withdrew the link and apologized once they learned the truth.