In Chambersburg, Nelson Enrique Rodriguez has been charged with attempted homicide and related crimes after allegedly setting a lawn mower on fire to damage a home over a financial dispute.
The lawn mower, moved to the side of the home by Rodriguez due to a monetary dispute, was the ignition point for the fire. Rodriguez allegedly introduced a substance into the mower’s cap to start the blaze, causing extensive damage to the mower and the nearby residence.
Security footage and witness statements linked Rodriguez and associates to the scene.
The incident on December 27, 2023, caused significant harm and endangered two residents. Security footage linked Rodriguez and accomplices to the scene, with a witness detailing Rodriguez’s actions in starting the fire. Rodriguez is denied bail and awaits a February 13 hearing.
Rodriguez faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.