Police: Man With Criminal Past Sets Fire

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WESTLAKE-- A man convicted of running down both of his parents, killing his father, is in legal trouble again. He's accused of trying to burn down his home.

Westlake police say around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Daniel Jung, 30, was arrested for aggravated arson.  Police say he was first taken to St. John Medical Center for observation.

Investigators say Jung tried to burn down his home on Woodpath Trail by pouring an accelerant around propane tanks and aerosol cans.

The home’s garage suffered moderate damage.

In 2004, Jung was charged with running down his parents in their driveway.  His father died. His mother survived.

He was later declared incompetent to stand trial and was treated at a mental health facility.  According to court records, after being declared competent, he plead guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter and was released on parole several months ago.

A neighbor who says she witnessed Jung acting suspiciously, called 911: “There is a neighbor across the street that looks like he’s trying to set his house on fire. He recently got out of jail.  It looks like he’s pouring gasoline all around the front of his house and he’s walking around with a lighter.  I just spoke to his brother and he said call the police right now.”

No one else was injured, because no one else was home at the time.

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