Porn Crusader, Allegedly Inspired by God, Torches Adult Store in Michigan February 21, 2015

Porn Crusader, Allegedly Inspired by God, Torches Adult Store in Michigan

A dirty deed done over dirty pictures:

Kalamazoo police say the suspect who set the fire that destroyed an adult store did it in an effort to eliminate pornography from his neighborhood.

The fire broke out at Hollywood Nights on S. Westnedge near Whites Road late Wednesday afternoon. By the time it was out, the building had been leveled. A man who was seen by witnesses leaving the scene of the fire carrying an ax was later arrested after leading police on a brief car chase and then crashing.

Police sources identified the suspect as Mitchell Hapner, 41, of Kalamazoo. He allegedly admitted to the arson. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley said the suspect told investigators he was trying to eradicate porn.

According to a local TV broadcaster,

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the adult shop and contains a statement apparently from the owners.

He believed he was serving as god on a mission to not only destroy the business but to murder any employees and customers in the building. Thankfully for weather-related reasons we decided to not go into our family business this day.”

However, the current version of that GoFundMe page no longer makes any mention of Hapner having intended to kill anyone, or having acted under the delusion that he either was God or was serving God.

The truth should come out at trial. Hapner has one prior conviction, from 1991, for misdemeanor assault. He is next expected to appear in court on March 10.

(via Raw Story)

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