GLENDALE, AZ (ABC 15 News) – An illegal immigrant was caught by security forces after reportedly starting a fire on top of the roof of a hangar at Luke Air Force Base.
Glendale police report that around 8:30 p.m. on December 12, they were contacted by security at the base after they had detained a man near a hangar.
Police say 33-year-old Francisco Manzano jumped the security fence and climbed onto a hangar roof.
He then allegedly used his shoes and a spray deodorant to start a fire on the rooftop.
Manzano reportedly told police that he was being chased by several men, however, police say there were no other people found in the area.
Court documents reveal that Manzano, who is in the U.S. illegally, admitted to “using numerous types of drugs,” including cocaine and meth.
Manzano has been charged with criminal trespassing on a military base.