Maniac who set fire to sleeping homeless man then took photos of the inferno is charged with attempted murder

Maniac who set fire to sleeping homeless man then took photos of the inferno is charged with attempted murder

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A MAN who allegedly set fire to a homeless person before taking photographs of the blaze has been charged with attempted murder.

Richard Smallets, 32, was arrested earlier this month following the inferno in Glendale, Los Angeles.

Glendale Police Department

Richard Smallets is accused of trying to set fire to a homeless man[/caption]

Glendale Police Department

Picture shows the blaze on a pavement in Glendale, Los Angeles[/caption]

Cops were called to the sidewalk fire in the early hours of September 12, reports Fox News.

A homeless man told investigators he was asleep beneath cardboard boxes but was woken by the smell of smoke.

He said he tried to put out the blaze with bottled water before fire crews arrived.

CCTV footage showed a man deliberately setting fire to the boxes and taking pictures of the flames, Glendale Police Department police said.


Smallets was later identified as a suspect.

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Smallets with attempted murder the next day. He pleaded not guilty during a previous court hearing on Sept. 16, Los Angeles’ KTLA reported.

He was held on a $1 million (£800,000) bond.


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Glendale Police Department

Cops helped firefighters extinguish the blaze[/caption]

Glendale Police Department

The homeless man said he was sleeeping beneath these boxes but was woken by the smell of smoke[/caption]

 

 

 

 

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