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Man, is there anything worse than not qualifying for the government check? You get all excited and spend extra money buying booze then find out you are SOL?

Joe Macias (MDC)

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Joe Macias stormed out of his mobile home Wednesday after becoming upset that he didn’t qualify for a COVID-19-related stimulus check, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.

When the 63-year-old came back, he allegedly doused his wife and mobile home with gasoline before trying to set it ablaze.

Police responded around 8:30 p.m. to a family dispute at a mobile home park in the 7400 block of San Pedro NE, a few blocks north of San Antonio. Arriving officers found Macias walking down the street, his clothes soaked in gasoline.

Sounds like the dispute got really heated.

Officers discovered Macias’ disabled wife, her hair and pajamas soaked in gasoline, on the floor inside a nearby trailer. The wife told police Macias had come home around 5 p.m. with a four-pack of beer and “upset because he did not qualify for the stimulus check.”

Setting your wife and home on fire seems like a reasonable response to me.

Once Macias finished the beer, he asked for his wife’s car keys to go buy more and, when she refused, he yelled “you’re going to pay the consequences” and stormed out. She said he came back a few hours later with a gas can and pushed her onto the floor.

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