Bowling Alley Manager Charged with Burning Down Rival’s Bowling Alley
Who would have thought that the bowling alley business was so cut throat? Police allege that Steven Smink of Philadelphia, the manager of Pike Lanes Family Fun Center in Deerfield, hired Felix Antonio Manzano of Philadelphia and a 17-year-old from Philadelphia to set a fire at the Loyle Lanes which burned down on January 11th. The fire took off the roof and much of the back wall and melted pins, balls and just about everything else inside.
All three men face charges of aggravated arson, aggravated arson for hire and conspiracy to commit arson. As always, this is the type of case where the first one in the door with a plea will work out the best.
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