In retrospect, the first mistake was probably letting a stranger camp out in a tent on their lawn. It went downhill from there.

A homeowner in Crestview, Florida, allowed Matthew Morrison, age 44, to bunk on the property as a favor to someone he was trying to help. But things went south on July 6, when Morrison entered the home without permission and threw lighted firecrackers under a sleeping 9-year-old girl’s bed. 

The homeowner chased Morrison out of the house with a stick. Morrison told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies it was a merely “prank gone wrong,” but the little girl was left screaming and terrified. 

Lt. Todd Watkins told Fox News: “I’m not sure what he was trying to accomplish. The prank thing didn’t really sound like it was a legitimate reason.” Well, maybe this had something to do with it: When Morrison was arrested, officers found 2 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket, which may have contributing to a misalignment of his funnybone.

Morrison had a prior criminal history, including drug charges; he was charged with burglary and possession of methamphetamine.