Man tries to 'barbecue' sex offenders and child molesters in a Florida motel
A Florida man is accused of attempted murder after witnesses say he doused parts of a motel with gasoline and spoke of burning “child molesters” to death
Witnesses told reporters that a Florida man doused parts of a motel with gasoline and spoke of burning "child molesters" to death. He has been accused of attempted murder by the concerned authorities.
50-year-old Jorge Francisco Porto-Sierra has been charged with four counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the alleged incident on March 7. Porto-Sierra committed the act at the Friendly Village Inn & Motel in Kissimmee, Florida.
Porto-Sierra is also facing a barrage of other charges which came to the forefront in the wake of the incident, according to Osceola County Corrections records. These charges include aggravated battery, false imprisonment and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Most of these charges were laid on Porto-Sierra just the previous week.
During the incident at the motel, witnesses claimed that the suspect was carrying a cigarette and shouting threats like "I'm going to kill you, child molester," before splashing gasoline on a door. Allegedly, the 50-year-old broke a window to pour gas into a room, poured gas into a vehicle after ramming it with his own, and poured gas on several doors, according to witnesses.
According to law enforcement, Porto-Sierra told them he was at the hotel to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them."
In the state of Florida, sex offenders are required to publicly register their home address with the Sexual Offender and Predator System. According to the same system, it was revealed that over 20 offenders were using the Friendly Village Inn & Motel as their home address.
The news station WESH reported that at least two of the four victims are convicted sex offenders.
According to WESH, Porto-Sierra told law enforcement authorities that he didn't act on his threats because they "got here too soon."
As of the moment, Porto-Sierra is being held on no bond at the Osceola County Jail.