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Ex-convict allegedly threatens to torch home over drug debt

An ex-convict who allegedly threatened to torch a Mid-City man’s home over a drug debt owed by a relative was arrested by Los Angeles police on a live-aboard boat docked in Marina del Rey.

Dane Reynaldo, 29, was charged this week with multiple felonies, including being illegally in possession of a firearm, narcotics charges and making criminal threats. He is being held in lieu of more than $1-million bail.

Reynaldo allegedly ignited a Molotov cocktail outside the home of the victim on Feb. 6, the same day he threatened him and his family. Firefighters were called, but the bomb caused no damage.

It was a warning, police said. Reynaldo allegedly gave the victim a deadline of Feb. 11 to collect the drug debt. Police said searches of the boat and Reynaldo’s West Los Angeles residence yielded a large amount of narcotics and a handgun.


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Comments () | Archives (6)

Why are these people let out of prison in the first place...

$1 million bail? Flight risk is he? Lives aboard a boat - cast off 4 lines and go. Yea, a flight risk.

Wow, that's crazy

no not really....next door neighbor is a meth head and meth dealer and set our house on fire 12-18-10.....unfortunately, we live in Buena Park and those Keystone Cops could not solve a crime it it landed in their lap, so they do nothing....sad part is he will do it to someone else........he even has a restraining order on him from us and a Criminal Restraining Order on him from the courts last month??????/ Go figure, no that's crazy........maybe the LAPD could help us

Apparently he did not learn his lesson OR while in prison he expanded his learning of criminal behavior. To TheBigPicture...we let them out because we (taxpayers) cannot afford to keep every criminal in prison forever.

Police dealing to stop a hit from an idiot who knew he had a drug debt... sad.


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