Just to be clear: The Erik Payne who was arrested for attempting to burn down his grandparents' trailer house in Middleton is not--repeat, not--the same Eric Payne who does visionary tattoo work over at Inkvision, including this totally bitching owl on my sister's back. Isn't that thing awesome?
No, the Erik Payne who was arrested for arson is a 38-year-old who had recently been living with his grandparents, and detectives say may have intentionally lit the fire at around 1 a.m. on July 29 in order to cook the elderlies to a crisp. Luckily, another family member reportedly called Payne's grandparents before Payne arrived in order to warn them, and the victims escaped without injury. Payne is charged with a count of first-degree arson, which is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison.