Ohio man tired of renting to addicts torches trailer home

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - A man has told authorities he set a vacant trailer home on fire in southern Ohio because he's tired of renting to drug addicts.

The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him attempting to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose.

An incident report says Violette told deputies he wanted to torch all the trailers on his property because of drug-addicted tenants.

A township fire department put out the blaze and issued Violette a warning.

Violette didn't return the newspaper's calls for comment.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit in Ross County in May against five drug makers accusing them of helping to create the region's opioid epidemic.