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Police: Minooka man asleep inside building he set on fire

Michael S. Smith
Michael S. Smith

BOLINGBROOK – A Minooka man is facing charges after police say he set fire to a Bolingbrook business Sunday morning.

Michael S. Smith, 40, of Minooka, was found sleeping inside a building in the 400 block of West Boughton Road after a fire was extinguished in the front of the business, according to police.

Authorities said Smith, who was found with “numerous empty beer bottles next to him,” used a lighter in his possession and materials at the business to start the fire.

Smith then resisted arrest and struck a police officer when officers attempted to take him into custody, according to police.

He was charged with aggravated battery and criminal damage to property and was taken to the Will County Adult Detention Facility, police said.

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