- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 32-year-old man has been arrested after police say he set fire to his South Florida hotel room.

West Palm Beach police say Gary Courtland Pettit told them a few different versions of how his Ramada West hotel room caught fire earlier this week, including saying that a bottle of rubbing alcohol spontaneously exploded.

But investigators said they found three separate fires in the bathroom and ruled out any accidents or natural causes.

The Palm Beach Post (https://tinyurl.com/pu37qvv ) reports Pettit was arrested on a first-degree arson charge and is being held on $50,000 bail.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, https://www.pbpost.com



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