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Deputies arrived on scene Friday morning to find a suspicious man in front of the store. Cops say Lloyd pushed a dumpster in front of the building, tore down signs from the store and lit the dumpster contents on fire.
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Lucie man told cops on Friday after being accused of attempting to torch a Florida convenience store he believed was operated by Muslims. St. That’s what the 64-yera-old Port.
Richard Lloyd says he was just “doing his part” to “run the Arabs out of" America.
Firefighters hastily dosed the dumpster fire with no property damage.
After being detained, Lloyd reportedly told cops he tried to burn down the store because he was angered by what Muslims were “doing in the Middle East.”
Lloyd has a reported history of mental illness and will be evaluated.
Lloyd made the assumption that the store owners were Arabic when, in fact, they are of Indian descent,” Mascara said. “Regardless, we will not tolerate violence based on age, race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, homeless status, mental or physical disability.” “It’s unfortunate that Mr.
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Richard Lloyd. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office) (St.
He remains in custody on $30,000 bail after being charged with first degree arson.
Mascara said in a statement. “Upon seeing our deputies, the man put his hands behind his back and said ‘take me away,’" Sheriff Ken J.