Homeless Man Arrested For Trying To Blow Up Government Vehicles In Brandon


Brandon,Fl. (NewsRadio WFLA)-A homeless man who referred to himself as the archangel is accused of trying to destroy military property in Hillsborough County.

Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Gordon was arrested yesterday at the Military Recruitment Center on West Brandon Boulevard.

Deputies say he was caught trying to set 16 cars and trucks on fire by lighting rags he placed in the gas tanks.

After identifying himself as "Michael, the Arc Angel", he allegedly told deputies he was upset that "military generals won't surrender to the Kingdom of God."

Investigative Services from the Navy and Air Force, as well as the Federal Protective Services from the Department of Homeland Security responded to the scene. Gordon is facing charges of Criminal Mischief and Attempted Arson.

Gordon has no prior criminal history in Hillsborough County.

Photo credit: Hillsborough Sheriff's Office


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