FL: Ocala man torches neighbor’s home because of rumor victim was a pedophile, police say

Source: clickorlando.com 12/14/21

OCALA, Fla. – Ocala police arrested a man Monday who they believe started a fire that damaged a mobile home in early December.

Kenneth Bryant, 42, was arrested at Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park. According to the arrest report, Bryant told police he couldn’t remember the incident because he was too intoxicated but said he was not fond of the victim because of rumors that the man was a child molester.

Police said they responded to an arson call at the same mobile home park in the 1600 block of NE 25th Ave., on Dec. 3. There, police saw the remains of a fire that caused minor damage to the exterior of the victim’s home, according to the arrest report.

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Just another reason why the registry should only be available to law enforcement. You have nut case vigilantes seeking ot do violence on people with the SO label, even if they don’t know for sure what the person may or may not have done. I be this guy is one who scours the ML website trying to locate people he can assault. Who knows how many he has previously assaulted. The registry is just fuel for sick people like this.

Betting the target in this story was not a registrant. I doubt the reporter would have had any problem at all publishing that name if he were, and the story would likely lionize the guy accused of burning down the house.