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Man Accused Of Burning Down Adult Store To Get Rid Of Porn

| by Michael Allen

Mitchell Hapner, a hairstylist, is accused of burning down an adult store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Wednesday.

Hapner was reportedly seen by witnesses leaving the fire and carrying an axe. He was later arrested after a brief police chase ended up with him crashing a car into a snow bank.

According to Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley, Hapner admitted to the arson and claimed he was trying to rid the area of porn.

WOOD reports that a GoFundMe campaign, which has since been removed, was set up by the owners of the store who stated: “He believed he was serving as god on a mission to not only destroy the business but to murder any employees and customers in the building. Thankfully for weather related reasons we decided to not go into our family business this day. Maybe one day we can rebuild our family business again.”

Hapner was arraigned in court on Friday and charged with third-degree arson and fleeing police, noted MLive.com.

A judge set Hapner's bond at $250,000, but also required him to undergo a mental heath exam, which Hapner objected to.

Sources: MLive.com, WOOD
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