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Cops: Man Believed He Had To Burn Down Canarsie Home To Lift Curse

June 01, 2018 - 9:23 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- As cops explain it, 37-year-old Sean Figaro believed he had a curse hanging over him and there was only one way to end it.

And that was by burning down his old home on East 80th Street in Canarsie.

They say he splashed gasoline on the front of the building and set it on fire.

Unfortunately, there were 16 people inside, and they were trapped.

Fortunately, firefighters got to the scene quickly, and rescued everyone. There were some injuries, but they were all minor.

Figaro has been charged with 16 counts of attempted murder, plus arson and criminal mischief. He's being held on $750,000 bond.