A man tried to make a fire inside his garage with his tent inside the car in a bid to get his foot in the door to get a better look at his new home, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The man, who was not identified by the newspaper, called police after his tent was left on his front porch in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express.
Police said they were called about a possible fire at about 1 a.m. local time Friday.
The officer arrived and found the fire.
The homeowner told police he tried to extinguish the fire, but the fire kept coming.
He was able to get it out of the tent.