Man accused of trying to burn down Glen Carbon business
Deveshkumar Patel is facing potential arson charges. He is accused of trying to burn down a tavern in Glen Carbon
(KMOV.com) – Police said surveillance video captured a man as he was trying to burn down a tavern in Glen Carbon Saturday.
According to police, Deveshkumar Patel may face arson charges. Surveillance cameras allegedly captured Patel burning the Old Town tavern. The cameras showed a man looking for cigarettes before lighting a decorative wreath on fire. He then walks away. A person was inside an apartment above the bar when the blaze was set.
“He sets it on fire first over here by the street then steps back and sets it over here close to the door. It was definitely intentional,” said owner Louise McDill.
Someone driving by the bar called police. An officer put the fire out with an extinguisher. Police believe the act was random.