Florida man arrested after trying to burn down condo to 'kill all the f------ Jews'
© Miami Beach Police Department

A 72-year-old Florida man was arrested Friday after he vowed to burn down his condo to kill “all the f---ing Jews.”

Walter Stolper was in the midst of being evicted from his Miami Beach condo this week when a resident complained about smelling gas in the building, CBS 4 Miami reported on Friday.


When law enforcement officers arrived at the scene, they found Stolper trying to bring two gasoline tanks inside the building, the outlet reported.

Stolper tried to tell police that he bought the canisters “to make a small BBQ.”

However, authorities found that Stolper already disposed of eight other gasoline canisters down the 15th floor trash chute.

Stolper also destroyed the smoke detecter in his condo, which was hardwired to the building’s entire fire system, the outlet noted.

“He had been acting strangely, saying a lot of derogatory comments towards the Jewish community,” Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said.

Police said they also found Nazi reading material and a swastika inside Stolper’s home.

“This again is a very, very, very dangerous individual. Our detectives also seized two firearms,” Rodriguez said. 

Stolper has been charged with one count of attempted arson.