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Man tries to burn down Austell McDonald’s, police say


An Atlanta man has been charged with attempted arson at a Cobb County restaurant.

Cobb County Police say, Kelvin Moses, 41, tried to burn down the McDonald’s at 4065 Austell Road in Austell after lighting various objects on fire on July 15.

According to his arrest warrant, Moses refused to leave the bathroom of the McDonald’s and reportedly threatened to burn down the business as he lit a roll of toilet paper on fire in an attempt to carry out the threat. 

Both employees and customers were occupying the building when the incident occurred.

When Police encountered Moses they say he had a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine that was visible to officers. 

Moses’ arrest warrant says he is charged with simple battery; possession of methamphetamine; obstruction/hindering law enforcement; attempted arson and criminal trespass.

Moses was arrested and booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. Moses’ bond is set at $5,000.


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