Police say a man who made persistent threats to set fire to the northwest Miami-Dade home he shared with two other men made good on his promise this week.
Police said both men were inside the home at the time, prompting officers to arrest Armando Rabello, 64, on charges of attempted murder.
Crews responded to the home in the 2900 block of Northwest 27th Street, located just outside Miami city limits near the airport, shortly before 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Miami-Dade police report.
Police said that Rabelo started a total of seven fires in and around the house. According to the report, Rabello had been telling these people since December that he was planning to burn down the house.
One of the men told police that he saw Rabelo on the front porch of the house drinking vodka, then moments later heard Rabelo pounding on his bedroom door, “yelling that he set the house on fire.” And he didn’t do that. It doesn’t matter if he goes to jail,” the report said.
The second person said he saw Rabello pour liquid from a gasoline container onto the TV set. which were already burning on the front porch, police said. Both men tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.
Reports state that firefighters carried Rabello out of the home. While belligerent, he told them that he did not want to move out and repeatedly stated that he “wanted to die”.
Police claimed that Rabello told firefighters they should “kill” him and that he had taken 80 metformin tablets before the fire broke out and had an altercation with a man who lived across the street.
Rabello was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and then to Turner Guilford Night Correctional Center, where he was held on $30,000 bond. In addition to this He was also arrested on one count of first degree arson, on two counts of attempted murder.
Naked, drugged woman sets man’s apartment on fire in Miami-Dade
In other incidents, a 46-year-old woman is facing charges of arson and attempted murder after police said she burned down the apartment of a man she allowed to shower last month in northwest Miami-Dade Was. December.
According to the Miami-Dade police report, The victim told police she regularly let Miami street dweller Maria Dawson shower at her apartment In the 2400 block of Northwest 63rd Street in the Gladeview area.
It should be noted that the apartment building is part of a low-income housing complex owned by Miami-Dade County.
Police said Dawson arrived at the man’s apartment around 1 a.m. Sunday to take a shower.
The victim told police that she saw Dawson leave the apartment, but did not speak to him or follow him because he was busy cooking.
according to the report, After a few minutes, she smelled smoke and ran to her room only to find thick smoke coming out from under the closed door.
After forcing his way inside, the man told investigators, he saw his closet on fire, and flames coming out of a pile of clothes on the floor.
In addition, he stated that he unsuccessfully tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.
As firefighters were extinguishing the blaze, which caused significant damage to the unit, Miami-Dade police officers received a report of a naked woman in the area, according to the report.
They then found Dawson and took him into custody, noting that “had an altered mental state due to excessive drug use And she claimed she hadn’t slept for 17 days,” police wrote.
As of now, police have arrested Dawson and taken him to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a wrist injury. The officers later took him to jail. His final decision is expected in the coming days.