Joseph Michael Brannen first told the fireman that had purchased the gear on ebay, and had heard the call go out over his police scanner, so he figured he would help out. But after further questioning Brannen broke down and admitted that he had in fact started the blaze in an attempt to join the local firefighters office.
Brennen was arrested for Arson and released on $3,000 bail. The fire caused $500,000 worth of damage to the library. I guess signing up online was just to easy for him? [Gawker]