FARGO – A Fargo man was arrested after police say he broke into car wash and church early Sunday morning and burned pages from a Bible to stay warm.
Chance Zahn, 21, faces two counts of burglary and one count of arson after the incidents.
Fargo Police Sgt. Mike Bernier said police were called to Don's Car Wash at 2500 52nd Ave. S. around 4:20 a.m. for an alarm.
When they got to the business, they found a window had been broken and, after investigation inside, police found a pile of wet clothing and evidence that led them to the roof of the building.
Video surveillance at Don's Car Wash suggests that the roof door closed and locked behind Zahn, forcing him to slide to the ground without his wet clothes.
Police say Zahn ran across the street to Sts. Anne & Joachim Church at 5202 25th St. S.
Officers found broken glass from a window at the church and called for a police dog and perimeter to be set up. A short time later, Zahn came around the corner and was arrested, police said.
A police report suggests Zahn was intoxicated and possibly trying to get shelter from the cold.
Inside the church, police say Zahn had ripped pages out of a Bible and started them on fire.
He's being held in the Cass County Jail.