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A Johnson County man faces charges of arson and reckless use of fire and explosives after he attempted to light gas on fire at a Coralville Kum & Go, police said.
Franco Rodriguez, 20, told police he tried to light a gas pump on fire more than four times Thursday at the Kum & Go at 205 Second St. with the intent of causing harm or property damage, the criminal complaint states. The incident happened around 9:20 p.m.. Rodriguez was listed as transient.
Rodriguez faces charges of first-degree arson, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Reckless use of fire and explosives is a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail.
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