Video Showed Man Set Fire to Boy Scouts Shed in South Windsor: Police

A man is accused of setting fire to a shed used to store Boy Scouts equipment in South Windsor and police said he shared a video of himself setting it. 

Police have charged 18-year-old Benjamin Saxon, of South Windsor, in connection with a fire at a shed on town-owned open space property on Clark Street on July 4. 

The fire marshal’s office ruled the fire as arson and Saxon was identified as the suspect. 

Saxon shared a video of himself setting fire to the small shed, according to police. They said the video, which was shared with police, showed him describing his actions while lighter fluid is sprayed on the shed and then it was ignited. 

An arrest warrant was served Monday morning and Saxon was charged with arson in the third degree. 

He is due in Manchester Superior Court later today. 

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