Police: Man who started Merrick house fire was half-naked

Police say a half-naked Brentwood man is accused of setting a house on fire in Merrick.According to police, George Diamond, 23, set papers on fire

MERRICK - Police say a half-naked Brentwood man is accused of setting a house on fire in Merrick.

According to police, George Diamond, 23, set papers on fire inside a garage on West Loines Avenue yesterday morning. Neighbors say they saw Diamond running from the burning garage wearing only a T-shirt and socks. Diamond is facing arson and burglary charges.

No one was hurt in the fire. Police: Man who started Merrick fire found half-naked

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