Man sets vehicles ablaze for attention

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, June 14 2018 Jun 14, 2018 June 14, 2018 6:11 AM June 14, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man who allegedly claimed he set two cars on fire to get attention from the victim.

On June 6, firefighters responded to a fire involving two vehicles at a home. The location of the fire was not immediately released.

Investigations concluded that the fire originated in a 2012 Nissan Murano which was parked under the carport. Authorities say the fire spread to the home.

While still at the scene, authorities got a call from Louisiana State Police that a man had come in and confessed to setting the fire. The man was identified as 91-year-old James Skinner.

According to the arrest report, Skinner said he was sorry for setting the fire and didn't mean to harm anyone. Skinner was charged with aggravated arson.

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