Hempstead teen accused of trying to torch his home

HEMPSTEAD - ? A Hempstead teen is accused of trying to light his own house on fire. The incident happened on Moore Avenue earlier this month. David Benjamin, 19, was allegedly overheard on the phone saying he was going to burn the place. Investigators say the teen poured lighter fluid on a rug and a sofa, but his brother stopped him from doing anything else.

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