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Police: Homeless man sets fire to Vegas Strip trash can

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A 25-year-old man was seen throwing a garbage can into traffic, on the Las Vegas Strip, before lighting its contents on fire, according to an arrest report.

Las Vegas Metro police described the events in an arrest report leading to Alexander Keith Adams' pre-dawn arrest on Thursday morning.

In the report, officers patrolling the boulevard, near the Strip entrance of the Paris Hotel and Casino, saw a man identified as Adams being aggressive to pedestrians just after 4 a.m.

The officers, in the report, saw Adams kick a garbage can, contained in a bolted down receptacle, into the roadway. Several vehicles ran over the lid of the can, police said in the report.

Adams, as described by officers in the report, was then seen filling up the can with trash, and subsequently attempting to light it on fire, with a match.

Adams attempts to light the fire several times, before it erupts in flames, the report showed. The suspect then was seen kicking the can over on the sidewalk, and then on the boulevard, police said in the report.

The whole series of events took place in five minutes, before officers intervened, the report showed.

The suspect told police, in the report, he was homeless, thirsty and hungry, but stated that he didn't want to rob anyone.

Adams, in the report, also admitted to drinking earlier, and blew a 0.12 blood-alcohol content level. Police were able to verify the event through a hotel video surveillance, the report said.

Adams was booked into Clark County Detention Center on a charge of felony, attempted third-degree arson.

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