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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

 

Man dies after trying to set neighbors’ houses ablaze

`An elderly man apparently upset about a parking dispute died in his burning house after trying to set fire to two of his neighbors’ homes using “homemade bombs,” authorities said. [..]

Police received a call about an explosion early Sunday and found the man standing in the street holding two handguns. One of his arm was in flames. When police told him to drop the guns, he fled into his house. Minutes later, flames and smoke came from the home, followed by several explosions, the city said in a statement. [..]

Investigators said the man had a long-standing feud with several neighbors regarding parking on the cul-de-sac. Neighbors said he also had other gripes.

“He was always mad at the whole neighborhood, always screaming at the kids especially,” [a neighbour] said. “He hated everybody. I just never thought it would get to that point.”‘




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