In 2008 it was revealed that Pete and Sir Paul McCartney were once accused of arson when they set fire to condoms. Despite only burning them to be used as emergency lighting in a motor vehicle, they were deported from Germany as punishment.
Pete: (on being deported from Germany, along with fellow Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney) We were deported for burning condoms. We went back to pack our belongings up and being good, clean living lads, we had some condoms on us, and we pinned them on the wall and they spluttered. But they gave us enough light to throw our belongings together, but as a result of that we were charged with trying to burn the van down.