FLORIDA – Accused Miami Beach arsonist had serious issues with mold

CCFJ.NET:  Accused Miami Beach arsonist had serious issues with mold
…his motivation: years’ worth of toxic black mold.  The board had moved to foreclose on Stopler’s unit and evict him.

Article Courtesy of Channel 10 Local News
By Glenna Milberg    

Published July 24, 2018


MIAMI BEACH – The first look inside the condo unit where Walter Stopler’s unit in the condominium he is accused of trying to burn down reveals what neighbors say may have been his motivation: years’ worth of toxic black mold. 

He was very frustrated, very frustrated about the mold in his apartment and how this has been going on for at least since 2016, I think,” said Priscilla Suarez, a former condo board member.

Stopler, 72, is in jail with no bond, accused of a plan to stockpile gasoline, incinerate the condominium.

He had seen doctors because of physical symptoms he related to the mold in his apartment. Research shows inhaled mold could be connected to brain diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease.

Miami Beach police officers report Stopler talked about wanting to “kill all the Jews” in the Pavilion condominium, and found Nazi-themed materials in his condo, and in a storage closet he rented, dozens of jugs with gasoline, sulfur powder and potassium nitrate.  Read more:

 

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