Bakersfield Man Arrested for Attempting to Set his Neighbor on Fire

Bakersfield Man Arrested for Attempting to Set his Neighbor on Fire

Homemade flamethrower used in attack

BAKERSFIELD — A 53-year-old Bakersfield man was arrested on Monday morning after trying to set his neighbor on fire.

William Curtis was booked into the Kern County Jail for attempted murder, possession of a destructive device, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted burglary, criminal threats, and trespassing.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place at around 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 in the 3300 block of Center Street in Bakersfield.

Deputies responding to a peace disturbance call said they arrived to find that Curtis tried to light another man on fire with a homemade flamethrower.

During their investigation, deputies said they learned that Curtis had allegedly threatened to kill a woman during an argument with neighbors.

A man related to the woman arrived and confronted Curtis, who tried to light him on fire. The victim was not injured.

Bakersfield Man Arrested for Attempting to Set his Neighbor on Fire was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by admin
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