Man arrested in HD arson case says he’d do it again

A man who claimed his friend’s hardware store was being driven out of business had been arrested for torching a Home Depot in Shoreline, Wash., a town 9 miles north of Seattle.

As reported in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Randol Stebner, 53, started two small fires near the Aurora Avenue North store on May 14. According to police documents, Stebner admitted to lighting the fires and said he’d do it again.

“I am upset with Home Depot because they are making business difficult for my friend,” Stebner said in a written confession, according to the newspaper report.