NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn man has been charged with arson following a fire at a gas station on Staten Island.
Fakrol Islam, 26, was arrested Friday on arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges.READ MORE: 2nd Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment, Governor Requests Independent Review
Surveillance video from earlier in the week shows a man spraying gas around the pumps at the station on Richmond Avenue. He then sets a piece of paper on fire and uses it to ignite the spilled fuel.
Police said the man bought $40 of gas from an employee moments before. The employee told CBS2 he sensed that something was off and tried to take the gas can away from the man, even trying to shut off the pumps.
Investigators believe the clerk and suspect got into an argument about the purchase.
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The clerk said the suspect’s shoes also caught fire, but he was able to kick them off and drive away in a blue minivan.