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Man sets motel on fire after being denied a room for lack of identification

By Mason White 2:19 PM July 22, 2015
Walter Neal Thompson 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man who became extremely angry after being denied a room at a motel, decided to burn it down with a flamethrower, police in Alabama said.

Guntersville police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Walter Neal Thompson, after being accused of setting fire to the Overlook Inn on Tuesday night.

According to the police investigation, Thompson tried to rent a room at the Overlook Inn, but was rejected because he had no identification.

After being told to leave, Thompson took two fire extinguishers and emptied them. Thompson went to a nearby construction site, where he found a construction truck with a flamethrower.

He then returned to the motel and broke the glass door to the office. He activated the flamethrower and tried to set the motel on fire.

Thompson left before police arrived at the scene. He was arrested at a nearby construction site and booked into jail on a charge of arson.

His bail was set at $10,000.