Man accused of setting fire at Florida horse-training center

Author: Associated Press
Guillermo Torres is facing a charge of second degree arson for a fire at Palm Beach Downs in Delray Beach. (Palm Beach County Fire Marshal | PBSO / CBS12)

A man recently fired from a Florida horse-training center reportedly told investigators that he returned and started fires there to “get back” at the business.

The Palm Beach Post reports that no people or animals were hurt in the fires that 21-year-old Guillermo Rodriguez Torres allegedly set at Palm Beach Downs on Wednesday.

An arrest report says Rodriguez Torres was charged with second-degree arson after telling investigatrs he “wanted to get back at the people” he believed were responsible for his firing a few days before. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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