BOARDMAN — Township police arrested a man Sunday on a warrant for an arson charge after they were called to Burger King, 1403 Boardman-Canfield Road, to deal with an intoxicated man.
Thomas Ferrara, 43, of Huntington Drive, was arrested in March 2013 on a charge of aggravated arson after burning clothes in an apartment on the 4800 block of Glenwood Avenue, but failed to appear in court.
The Mahoning County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for Ferrara's arrest after he failed to appear in court for this charge.
He was arrested Sunday by township police after they found him intoxicated at Burger King.
According to the police report, when police arrived at the Burger King, "Ferrara had what appeared to be soil behind his right ear, dried vomit near his mouth and on his clothing, and his hands appeared to have dried blood on them. He was also wearing gym shorts with two different dress shoes."
When the officer asked if Ferrara had been drinking, Ferrara said he had the flu, to which the officer asked "if having the flu usually causes him to put on two different shoes".
After discovering the active warrant for Ferrara, the officer detained him.
He was also cited for disorderly conduct public intoxication.
Ferrara is due to appear in court Tuesday.