Man arrested on suspicion of setting fires inside Englewood's Walmart

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Posted 1/29/21

A man suspected of setting fires inside the Walmart in Englewood on Jan. 28 was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County jail, according to a news release from the Englewood Police Department. …

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Man arrested on suspicion of setting fires inside Englewood's Walmart

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A man suspected of setting fires inside the Walmart in Englewood on Jan. 28 was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County jail, according to a news release from the Englewood Police Department. Darius Harper, 43, faces charges of arson, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., police responded to the store at 601 Englewood Parkway after it was reported that a man had poured camping fuel in several aisles of the store and ignited the fuel, causing four separate fires. The suspect fled the store and was arrested several blocks away after resisting arrest, the news release states.

About 135 customers and 40 employees were in the store at the time of the fires, according to the release. No injuries were reported.

The fires caused damage to the store's tile floors, shelves and merchandise, according to the release.

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