We all know that relationships ending badly can bring out the petty in us, but nothing will quite top the antics of Indianapolis man, Matthew Russ. Russ stole his ex-girlfriend’s keys from her house and crashed her car into a pole ahead of setting her house on fire while dancing on the roof.
As reported by WRTV, Russ barricaded himself into a home on Indianapolis’ Northeast side Monday (Oct. 19) morning. The situation turned into a standoff that ended with the 25-year-old Russ eventually retreating to his ex-girlfriend’s roof while he busted out some serious dance moves as he watched his destructive handiwork take place behind him.
Police say they found Russ in a chair in the driveway holding a knife.
He then went into the house and onto the roof with the knife in his hand. An IMPD officer then fired rubber bullets at him, and he retreated back into the house.
Around 11 a.m., smoke was seen coming from the house, leading to the fire department being called to the scene.
Russ came back out as a detective tried to talk him off the roof. He threw his knife at the ground, but didn’t leave the roof.
Russ then began dancing on the roof with smoke and flames behind him. Police went in the aerial ladder, tased him, then took him into custody at around 11:40 a.m.
Watch WRTV’s exclusive video report in the clip below.