Our network

Bradenton man tries to set fire at post office | Crime

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Bradenton man tries to set fire at post office
Crime, News, Weird
Bradenton man tries to set fire at post office

Bradenton, FL -- A Bradenton man has been charged with trying to set mail on fire at his local post office.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, witnesses saw a man later identified as Rafiaele Mazzucco, 51, light a piece of paper on fire Wednesday afternoon, throw it into a mail receptacle and drive off. Postal employees put out the fire before any mail was damaged.

One witness wrote down Mazzucco's license plate number, and deputies used it to track him down.

Deputies say Mazzucco admitted to setting the fire because he thought postal workers had opened his mail. He also questioned whether he had committed an actual crime, since no damage was done.

Mazzucco was charged with arson and two misdemeanors. He was being held on $50,870 bond.

Crime, News, Weird

Manatee County Businesses