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

Police say Alexander Rivera, 35, was seen

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

COMMACK - 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.

Rivera now faces attempted arson charges.

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