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Ex-convict allegedly threatens to torch home over drug debt

February 18, 2011 |  8:53 am

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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-- Mike Anton

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