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Tenn. man upset with his pizza starts fire in restaurant, police say

Sicilian Pizza on Church Street
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(CBS/AP/WTVF) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police say a Nashville man who was supposedly upset with his pizza, threw a Molotov cocktail into the restaurant on Sunday.

CBS affiliate WTVF said the incident occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday at Sicilian Pizza on Church Street. The suspect, who is homeless, argued with employees about his meal. He began throwing condiments off the counter and was escorted from the pizza place.

Later, he returned and threw a beer bottle with flammable liquid into the restaurant, which ignited a small fire that employees were able to put out quickly.

Cops said that two employees, and one in a delivery vehicle, chased 28-year-old Jacob James Winston a few blocks and restrained him until officers arrived at the scene and arrested him. The Metro Bomb Squad was also called to the restaurant.

Winston was injured in the struggle and taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Police said he would face charges of aggravated arson and possession of a prohibited explosive when he is booked into the Davidson County jail upon his release from the hospital. They said he has 32 prior arrests since 2006.

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