Man Taken Into Custody After Allegedly Trashing Mobile Home, Starting Fire

November 6, 2012

One person was taken into protective custody Monday night after allegedly trashing a mobile home on Pond Street and attempting to set it on fire.

The incident happened just after 7 p.m. in the 300 block of Pond Street, near Jefferson Avenue.  Escambia Fire Rescue was called to the mobile home after the occupant allegedly set fire to a couch or chair inside the home; the small fire was out when firefighters arrived on scene.

The male inside the house had apparently thrown numerous household items out of windows and into the front yard of the mobile home.

The adult male was taken into protective custody by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office under the Baker Act and transported to a Pensacola health care facility. Florida’s Baker Act allows officers to take an individual into custody for an involuntary mental examination when it is believed they are a danger to themselves or others.

Names of individuals involved in Baker Act proceedings are not released.

Pictured above and inset: A man reportedly trashed this Century mobile home Monday night, tossing household items into the yard. Pictured below: The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody as a Baker Act. photos, click to enlarge.


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