A SCHIZOPHRENIC drug addict set fire to his younger brother's hut after he refused to lend him $100. Deputy Judge Day called for background and psychiatric reports on unemployed Ching Man-cheung, 32, before sentencing on September 23. Ching, represented by solicitor James Li, had pleaded guilty in the District Court to one count of arson. The court heard that Ching's brother, lifeguard Ching Kam-ping, 22, had bought hut No 756 in Shek O village in 1992. At the time of the offence, Mr Ching Kam-ping and another brother, Ching Man-yuen, 25, a reporter at Hong Kong Today, had moved to another hut in the village because hut No 756 was being renovated. Ching Man-cheung was living in a hut nearby. On July 9, Ching Man-yuen went to hut No 756. He discovered that the hut was damaged and seven windows were smashed. At 4 am the following day, Ching Man-cheung went to Mr Ching Kam-ping's residence and asked for a loan of $100, the court heard. Prosecutor Rosaline Leung said Mr Ching Kam-ping refused as he knew Ching Man-cheung would use the money for heroin. 'The defendant then scolded Ching Kam-ping and threatened to burn his hut,' Ms Leung said. Ching Man-cheung then claimed that he had already smashed the hut's windows. But the younger brother still refused to loan him any money. Ching Man-cheung left, warning his younger brother to be careful. About 15 minutes later, Mr Ching Kam-ping was told that his hut was on fire. After fireman put out the fire, Mr Ching Kam-ping told the police Ching Man-cheung was the suspect in the arson attack. The same day, police forced their way into Ching Man-cheung's hut after he refused to let them in. Under caution, Ching Man-cheung told police he had ignited a can of thinner and thrown it into the hut.