A 64-year-old man from Daytona Beach, Florida, was arrested after allegedly setting his own house on fire and then running around the neighborhood with a weapon after screaming about vampires.
Cops first visited the Cassin Avenue home of Melvin Weaver and his unnamed wife of eight years on the afternoon of Sunday, December 23, after the woman had called 911 in an attempt to enforce the Baker Act on her husband, who had been rambling in an odd fashion.
"The Baker Act is a Florida law that enables families and loved ones to provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired because of their mental illness, and who are unable to determine their needs for treatment," according to University of Florida Health.
However, when officers from the Dayton Beach Police Department arrived at the house, despite Weaver threatening to "let his dog out" on them, the man was said to be "in sound mind" and they would not take him into custody, reported WKMG News 6.
Several hours later, at around 7:42 p.m., cops were again called to the area by the Florida man's neighbors after he was seen knocking on the front doors of some of the other houses on the block with a large knife in his hand and saying that his house was on fire with someone inside of it, according to ABC 27.