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ST. LOUIS — — A man allegedly tried to burn down a south St. Louis gas station — over a stolen bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

33-year-old Joshua Crook is in jail and charged with felony attempted arson.

Police say Crook tried to steal a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from a BP gas station on South Grand Boulevard. When the clerk confronted him, he allegedly punched the clerk in the face, ran out of the store and poured gasoline on the pavement.

Crook then attempted to set the gasoline on fire with a lit cigarette, police believe.

Police say no one was hurt and there was no damage.

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