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GRAND TRAVERSE CO. -- A 28-year-old Kentucky Fried Chicken employee is facing charges after allegedly setting trees on fire behind the fast food restaurant because the thought he was getting fired.
The incident happened Wednesday at the KFC located on US 31 S in Garfield Township.
Grand Traverse County Sheriff's deputies say the disgruntled KFC employee was asked to leave the restaurant after arriving at work. Deputies tell us the female manager asked the employee to leave due to 'employee related issues' and for causing a disturbance.
Deputies say the employee believed he was being fired. After speaking with his manager around 11 a.m., the suspect allegedly set fire to several trees behind the restaurant and then left the property.
The man returned to KFC around 1:30 p.m. where he allegedly pushed the manager. He then went into his manager's unlocked vehicle in the parking lot and took some items, deputies report.
The suspect was later found walking around the area and was arrested on charges of arson, breaking and entering into a vehicle as well as assault.
Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department was called to put out the fire. It's not yet clear yet if accelerant was used.