Police: Pennsylvania Man Watched Fire He Allegedly Set

September 15, 2010

A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he set fire to a duplex after police say he was arrested after returning to watch the blaze.

Nobody was hurt in the fire set about 6:15 a.m. Saturday in Meadville, though police say the suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Stout, had a domestic dispute with a woman who lived there. She and her infant child weren’t home at the time.

A convenience store clerk tells police that Stout tried to buy a small amount of gasoline earlier Saturday but didn’t have a container, so he bought a can of lighter fluid instead.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Stout, who remained in the Crawford County Jail unable to post $100,000 bond on Monday.

Police say he set the fire in a first-floor bedroom.

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