Police: Man charged for trying to burn occupied internet cafe

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) One Lumberton man appeared in court Friday after police say he attempted to torch an internet gaming café occupied by eight people.

Lt. Brian Duckworth, spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, says 20-year-old Randy Lee Locklear was arrested and charged for allegedly setting fire to the Match Point Internet Café on Wednesday.

There were two employees and six customers in the building at the time of the incident.

Duckworth says Locklear was in the café on Wednesday but had been asked to leave multiple times because he wasn't playing any of the games.

Locklear did exit the building, but moments later another customer entered and said the exterior of the building was on fire. The fire was extinguished with a bottle of water, Duckworth said.

Surveillance photos show Locklear setting fire to exposed wood outside of the building with a cigarette lighter.

Locklear was transported to the Robeson County jail appeared before a judge Friday morning. His bond was set at $10,000.

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