He had a 5-gallon gas can, a knife and a plan: He wanted to make himself an orphan.
Cops arrested an unhinged Queens squad member who tried to bake down his residence while his 50-year-old mom and 3 other family members were inside — all since they dissed him on Facebook, he told authorities.
If his family survived the blaze, 31-year-old Shawn Hoggarth, a member of the Snow gang, had a backup plan.
“I was going to gash everybody that came out of that house,” the purported arsonist muttered to police after he was picked up nearby the torched home on 137th Ave. nearby 175th St. in Rochdale.
“At slightest it’s over now,” he told police, desiring he had succeeded in killing his family. “They were articulate about me on Facebook.”
It was not immediately disclosed what the family pronounced to set him off.
Hoggarth, who family members report as schizophrenic, is accused of pouring gasoline on the outward of the home at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, according to justice documents.
A brief time earlier, he came into the home — violating an sequence of insurance filed against him last month after he assaulted his mother, officials said.
He went up to his room, then fast left, family members said.
“I’ll be back,” he said.
As he left, he set a fuel-sopped acquire pad ablaze.
His kin smelled gas and tried to exit the home, but were pushed back inside by the flames.
“I went to the front doorway and a outrageous bang of glow almost blew up my face,” Hoggarth’s 53-year-old aunt Juanita Grant said. “If we had non-stop the gate, my face would be singed.”
“I slammed the doorway and we told everybody inside, ‘You better get the ruin out since the whole place is on fire.’ “
Grant, Hoggarth’s mom, 13-year-old sister and 62-year-old uncle were quickly trapped in the home, officials said.
Flames destroyed the extraneous of the aluminum-sided residence and shop-worn the inside of the first building and groundwork but no one was hurt, officials said.
Firefighters extinguished the glow but a problem.
Responding police found Hoggarth a brief stretch away, fetid of gasoline.
“I just illuminated my uncle’s residence on fire,” he told one cop holding him into custody.
When police pulled a winding knife from his pants pocket, Hoggarth confessed that he was going to gash his kin if they survived, according to justice papers.
Investigators charged Hoggarth with arson, attempted murder, behaving in a demeanour damaging to a child and weapons possession.
A Queens Criminal Court judge systematic him held but bail Friday. He was also systematic to bear a psychiatric exam.
Relatives told authorities Hoggarth tried to set the home on fire once before but they did not report it.
“Saying he was a good kid, does nothing,” Hoggarth’s angry mom told the Daily News Saturday. “I’m done.”