Colorado guy confesses beginning fire at Trump hotel in Las Vegas

Wednesday, May 24, 2017|3:01 p.m.

. A 28-year-old tourist from Colorado has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after he became the second individual in less than a month to be implicated of starting a fire at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Jacob Matthew Dezsi’s court-appointed lawyer, Alexander Hubert, stated a felony arson charge was dismissed after Dezsi pleaded guilty Wednesday to harmful destruction of residential or commercial property.

Dezsi lives in Littleton, Colorado. Hubert states the judge ordered him launched from prison after five days behind bars and sentenced him to carry out 50 hours of community service.

Las Vegas cops say Dezsi told investigators he wasn’t making a political declaration when he set fire to a paper towel last Thursday and dropped it in a restroom garbage can near the hotel lobby.

Hotel team member quickly snuffed out the fire.

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