Kissimmee Chaos: Man Sets Salvation Army Ablaze Over Mistreatment Claim
A Florida man decided to make a fiery statement at a Salvation Army center in Kissimmee. Cordearo Lee Mable, aged 37, found himself facing arson and burglary charges after setting the place ablaze. It’s not every day you hear about someone taking such drastic measures due to feeling mistreated.
That seems a bit drastic. I mean imagine you’re sipping on a cup of hot cocoa, watching your favorite show. Suddenly, you see a news report about a man who decided to set a Salvation Army on fire because he felt “mistreated.” I personally felt like a drive-thru employee didn’t give me any ketchup on purpose. But I didn’t burn the place down!
According to FOX35, it all started when Mable refused to leave the Salvation Army, and the cops had to be called. Apparently, he’d had a tough day and felt that this was the only spot in Kissimmee where the homeless could feel like humans.
So, naturally, he chose arson as his way of expressing his discontent. After all, what’s a better way to solve problems than with fire, right?
The poor Salvation Army got quite a surprise when the flames erupted and caused damage to their iconic Red Kettles, kitchen, food pantry, and their means to wash and dry.
The brave Captain Ken Chapman of The Salvation Army issued a statement, declaring, “We are a resilient Army, and we will continue to march on,” he said. Talk about an army with an iron spirit!
Now, The Salvation Army is scrambling to find a new facility while their iconic location remains closed. Temporary offices have already been opened up in Orlando, and it looks like they’re determined to keep serving the people in need from Osceola County, despite the extensive damage and the loss of resources.
In the end, while Florida Man’s actions may have closed one door, they’ve opened another. Quite literally, in this case. Let’s hope the next door doesn’t lead to more fiery mishaps, or pyrotechnics.