A man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly shouted racial obscenities at several of his neighbors while dousing their cars in gasoline and attempting to light them on fire.
Arrest records state that on Sunday officers responded to a disorder in the 5000 block of Carolyn Lane. An officer reported that he found the defendant, Daniel Weaver, 37, had been screaming and pouring gasoline on multiple cars.
The officer said that he spoke with the owners of the vehicles, Dwain McClintock, Darius McDonald and Katherine Thompson who said the defendant had screamed "I'll kill all you n------" and "come down to my house I'll shoot all you n------."
According to the victims, after Weaver shouted this he retrieved a gasoline can from his own home, poured gas on their cars, and began trying to spark a lighter in order to set them on fire.
After hearing these testimonies, the officer took Weaver into custody and an interview was conducted at the Police Services Center. During that interview, Weaver stated that earlier in the day he had been coming home when he was approached by Mercedes coming toward him from down the street.
Weaver told officers that he approached the vehicle "to make sure everything was ok" but when he did, the driver pointed a handgun at him before speeding off. He believed the Mercedes had come from the houses across the street where the victim's cars were parked.
Weaver believed the drivers of those vehicles were "accomplices" to the driver who had allegedly pointed a gun at him. He also admitted to pouring gas on them and attempting to "spark" a lighter but said that he now realized it was a bad idea and that he never intended to start a fire.
The defendant's bond has been set at $40,500 and he is facing three charges of civil rights intimidation, three counts of setting fire to personal property or land, and three counts of vandalism/malicious mischief over $500.
Weaver also previously pled guilty to domestic assault in a case in 2010.