Man charged for burning Xbox, stealing flat-screen TV

Keith Rich (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)
Keith Rich (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man faces charges after investigators said he stole items from a woman while she was waiting for him to work out.

Keith Rich, 28, has been charged with arson, burglary and theft. According to court documents, Thursday evening Rich showed up to the gym more than an hour late to work out with the woman and then left soon after.

When she returned to her West Lafayette home, it was filled with smoke. Firefighters found a burnt Xbox in a back bedroom. Several items were missing, including a flat-screen TV and a jar of coins worth $100. The woman also noticed Rich’s laptop on the couch and told police he hadn’t been to her home for some time.

Neighbors saw a man loading up a car. Deputies found the car with the TV and jar full of coins inside. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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