A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly trying to light sex offenders on fire at a Kissimmee motel.
Osceola County detectives reportedly said Jorge Porto-Sierra, 50, admitted following his March 7 arrest that he went to Friendly Village Inn to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them.” WESH has since confirmed that at least two of the four victims are convicted sex offenders.
Witnesses claimed they heard Porto-Sierra make several threats, including “I’m going to kill you, child molester,” as he dumped gasoline onto the front door. Accused of breaking out a window to pour gas in, witnesses said Porto-Sierra was holding a cigarette throughout the entire ordeal, the news station reported.
Deputies asked Porto-Sierra why he didn’t make good on his threats, to which he reportedly responded, “You got here too soon.”
Records from Osceola County Corrections show that Porto-Sierra is facing multiple charges, including premeditated attempted murder, arson, aggravated battery, and false imprisonment. WESH reported that the 50-year-old is being held at the Osceola County Jail without bond.
[Featured Image: Jorge Porto-Sierra/Orange County Sheriff’s Office]