Serial arsonist faces the heat in Bradenton
MANATEE COUNTY - A Serial arsonist gets 18 years for setting fires in Bradenton.
46-year-old Shawn Vincent has pleaded no contest to setting two fires in Bradenton in October 2013 and July 2015. A disabled man was inside a home when Vincent set a motorcycle on fire outside. The victim had to be assisted out of the house as the fire spread. The damage was estimated at $220,000.
In the second fire Vincent lit a children's bedroom on fire in the middle of the night, causing smoke and heat damage. The children were not in the room at the time. Vincent, says he has set more than 100 fires in Florida and New York over a 30–year period.