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Disfigured Florida man sets his house on fire after he was scolded for public masturbation

By Travis Gettys
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:03 EDT
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Police arrested a Florida man accused of setting fire to an apartment complex after a building manager told him to stop masturbating in front of his open windows and door.

Kenneth Haskins, who was disfigured previously when he shot himself in the face with a shotgun, was charged with felony arson, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Officers said the 58-year-old Haskins used flammable liquids to set the fire about 10 p.m. Monday in his bedroom and kitchen at the Mar Plaza Apartments in Tampa.

The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes, firefighters said, and 28 apartments were evacuated during the incident, but no injuries were reported.

Police said Haskins was angry over being scolded for masturbating in plain view.

Kenneth Haskins

Haskins had no major criminal history, authorities said, and he was booked into jail without bond.

Two apartments suffered water damage, but firefighters said smoke and fire damage was confined to Haskins’ apartment.

Watch this video report posted online by WTSP-TV:

 
 
 
 
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