Man demanded money, allegedly set Morro Bay home on fire – Cal Coast News

September 23, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A particular person confirmed up at a Morro Bay house to demand money early Wednesday morning, then set The house on hearth by knocking over a candle, the house-proprietor alleges.

Early Inside the morning, a man Usually acknowledged as Mike arrived at a two-story house located at 451 Trinidad Road and conentranceed Andy Randrup, an aged particular person in a wheelchair who owns the house. Randrup’s son, daughter-in-regulation and the couple’s 12-yr-previous daughter additionally stay Inside the house.

Mike insisted that Randrup’s son owed him A pair thousand dollars, Randrup said. He demanded Randrup’s financial institution card and said, if he Did not acquire it, he would harm Randrup’s daughter-in-regulation and granddaughter.

By way of the conentranceation, Mike allegedly knocked a candle onto Randrup’s mattress, starting The hearth. Mike then allegedly fled the house through the kitchen door.

Randrup’s daughter-in-regulation and granddaughter escaped through the again door of The house. Randrup managed to Exit the entrance door, however he suffered critical burns.

A caller reported The house hearth at about 6:33 a.m. Morro Bay hearthfighters and Cal Fire arrived and extinguished the blaze, although the house sustained vital damage.

Morro Bay police are Aware of the suspect’s id, Randrup said.