One would think we lived in the middle ages. An unidentified man robbed a bank with a torch and threatened to set people and the bank on fire. He got away with some cash and they found the torch outside the bank.
Crooks are getting real creative now. Next they'll tell you they're going to pound you with a mace. For those who are not geeks and do not read or play fantasy books and games, a mace is a spiked ball on a chain. I think I'd be more afraid of a swinging mace than fire without an accelerant.