ABOVE IS THE ORIGINAL STORE FROM 2020
A man convicted of lighting students on fire at U.C. Berkeley in 2020 is reportedly on track to not serve any jail time for the heinous attack because he agreed to participate in a diversion program for veterans.
The Berkeley Scanner reported that Brandon McGlone, who was convicted of multiple felonies, accepted a plea deal from the Alameda County district attorney’s office and the public defender’s office.
McGlone approached two men eating outside a restaurant, knocked their food off the table and told them he was going to light them on fire, CBS News reported at the time. He allegedly sprayed them with the flammable aerosol lubricant WD-40 as they escaped.
Immediately following the incident, he went into a teahouse where he sprayed the can and lit two people on fire.
Bystanders tried to restrain him but he pulled out a hatchet and threatened them. When police arrived, they found he was carrying other weapons, including knives, a machete, and Molotov cocktails.