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Florida man accused of trying to kill sex offenders by setting them on fire

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WISN) — Police said a Florida man was locked up after he was accused of trying to kill sex offenders.

Officers said he tried to set the men on fire.

Jorge Porto-Sierra has been formally charged with four counts of attempted premeditated murder, according to KESH 2 News.

Osceola County detectives said the 50-year-old confessed to deputies he tried to kill multiple people at the Friendly Village Inn on Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway.

After his March 7, 2018 arrest, Porto-Sierra said he arrived at the motel to "barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them."

WESH 2 News confirmed at least two of the four victims are convicted sexual offenders.

Witnesses told deputies Porto-Sierra made several threats, screaming, "I'm going to kill you, child molester," and allegedly began throwing gasoline on their front door.

Porto-Sierra is accused of breaking a hotel window to pour gasoline inside.

Witnesses said he was carrying a cigarette the whole time.

Another couple said Porto-Sierra rammed their car and poured gas on it.

When asked by deputies why he did not carry out his threats, Porto-Sierra said, "You got here too soon."

Porto-Sierra remains behind bars at the Osceola County Jail.

He's being held on no bond.

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