Alexander Rivera, of Central Islip, accused of attempting to set cars on fire in Commack

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Police say Alexander Rivera, 35, was seen pouring gas on three cars in the parking lot of The Scene Restaurant. (Credit: News 12)

A Central Islip man has been arrested, accused of trying to set multiple cars on fire in Commack.

Detectives say Alexander Rivera was captured on surveillance video talking to a bouncer at The Scene Restaurant and Lounge back in March.

A short time later, investigators say the 35-year-old poured gasoline on three vehicles, but was chased away before he could light them.


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