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‘Eradicate porn’ was goal of man who burned down Hollywood Nights adult store …

KALAMAZOO, MI – The man who is suspected of burning down Hollywood Nights adult entertainment store Wednesday afternoon told police he wanted to eradicate porn.

“We don’t believe there was any connection” between the man and business owners. Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley said Thursday afternoon. “I was told he made a statement: He said he wanted to eradicate porn.”

Police arrested the 41-year-old man, who was not identified, nearly four hours after the Hollywood Nights store caught fire.

Police deemed the fire, which gutted the business, suspicious after witnesses said they saw a “suspicious man” leaving the scene before the store caught flame.

The same man was later seen ditching an axe in a Comstock Township dumpster and led police on a car chase back to the city, police said. He crashed his car near the intersection of Riverview Drive and Sherwood Avenue and was subsequently arrested.

The man is currently being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail on suspicion of arson and is expected to be arraigned Friday.

There were no reported injuries in the blaze. 

Article source: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/02/man_suspected_of_burning_down.html