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West Virginia Police: Stripper’s jealous boyfriend set fire to strip club

December 23, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
West Virginia Police: Stripper’s jealous boyfriend set fire to strip club

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Stripper’s jealous boyfriend faces arson charges for setting fire to strip club

A jealous boyfriend who was charged with arson told authorities that he lit a strip club in West Virginia on fire because he was jealous of his girlfriend working there.

On Wednesday, 21-year-old Creio Chance Bishop was taken into custody and charged with arson after he set the exterior of JB’s Gentlemen’s Club on fire.

Bishop reportedly ignited the strip club on fire early Wednesday and then went to a nearby Walmart. A witness, who called police about the incident, said Bishop told him to “leave and mind his own business,” according to WSAZ.

Deputies found Bishop near the scene with a black garbage bag. The jealous lover told officers he “Was tired of his girlfriend working at JB’s, so he set it on fire.”

No one was hurt in the fire, but there was roughly $1,000 in damage, Jim Reed, the club’s owner, told WSAZ. Reed said Bishop’s girlfriend’s job was also in trouble.

Creio Chance Bishop reportedly set fire to a West Virginia strip club down because he was tired of his girlfriend working there, police said. (West Virginia State Fire Marshal)

“I hate doing it, but I got to protect my business,” Reed added. “He might do this again. It might be worse.”

“It’s stupid. She’s trying to make a living. He’s doing nothing,” Reed continued. “She’s paying the bills, from what I understand.”

Reed said the girlfriend was nice and quiet and was upset about the event.

Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, said surveillance video helped deputies find Bishop.

“Young guy,” Zerkle said to WSAZ. “He got himself into a big mess.”

Bishop was in custody at Western Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond. He has been charged with second-degree arson.

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