Police: Cheesecake thief tried to escape by starting fire

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A stolen cheesecake led to a fire in Albuquerque.

Last weekend, police say 54-year-old Michael Limon tried taking a cheesecake from the Sam’s Club on Eubank. When he was confronted, police say he took off toward the Walmart.

When officers arrived Limon had started some cardboard, a fence, a forklift and other items on fire behind the store, causing $40,000 in damage.

Limon is charged with arson.

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