[Video] Detroit Man Sets Gas Station on Fire With Blowtorch Trapping Worker
Detroit man Julian Waddell Miller, 35, is out of jail already on $100,000 bond after he set a gas station on fire with a blowtorch, trapping the worker inside the inferno, shocking video shows.
The footage was taken on June 20 at about 2:50 a.m. from inside a Sunoco gas station in the 19330 block of West Seven Mile Road near Evergreen Road. The video shows when Julian Waddell Miller steps into the store with a trash can and blowtorch.
Miller and the unidentified clerk, 27, who is behind the counter, appear to have exchanged words when Miller dumps trash from a garbage can he brought inside onto the floor.
The Miller then points to the trash, sets it on fire using a blue blowtorch, and quickly flees through the door behind him.
The fire spreads quickly, covering nearly the entire store in just a few seconds as the clerk stands trapped behind the counter.
Upon arrival, crews from the Detroit Fire Department extinguished the fire, and medics intercepted and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of first-degree burns, the Detroit Police Department said in a statement.
The video footage was captured by Project Green Light cameras, a public-private partnership project to reduce crime in Detroit through cameras installed in crime-prone areas.
Police confirmed that they had arrested Miller on Tuesday, and he was arraigned on multiple charges in the city’s 36th District Court, including assault, first-degree arson, and malicious destruction of a building, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a news release.
— The Sun (@LuffyRd5) June 25, 2023
Detroit does it betterhttps://t.co/UtQl87JSop
— Gypsy (@GypsyD24) June 22, 2023
“This seems to be developing into another dangerous trend at Detroit area gas stations. It is a massive understatement to say that arson at a gas station is not a good idea,” Worthy said. “We will vigorously prosecute anyone that is found responsible for this absurd behavior and will also explore necessary legislative changes to the law regarding arsons specifically at gas stations.”
Miller was released on Friday on a $100,000 bond and was also ordered to wear a GPS-tracking device.
A bond redetermination hearing is scheduled for Monday, with a probable cause hearing set for Friday.
Other stories you may want to read:
- [Video] NYC Baseball Bat Thug Attacks Random Stranger - July 12, 2023
- California Assembly Blocks Child Trafficking Bill - July 12, 2023
- Georgia Mayor Arrested for Burglary – ‘Do You Know Who the F*** I Am’ - July 10, 2023