Man tries to burn down house because of neighbor's Native American heritage

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Police arrested Dorian Brown.
  • Brown is accused of setting his neighbor's house on fire.
  • Police said Brown was threatening to burn the house down because of his Native American heritage.

A Tulsa man woke up behind bars Sunday after he was accused of setting his neighbor's house on fire.

Officers said they found Dorian Brown outside his home near Third and Yale Saturday night.

They said he was yelling and threatening to burn his neighbor's house down because of his Native American heritage.

Officers said Brown got a gas can from his garage and poured gasoline on the neighbor's house. Then Brown reportedly jumped over a fence and ran away.

Officers chased Brown, but he ended up running back to his yard, where officers said he continued pouring gas on the neighbor's home and using an accelerant to ignite it.

Tulsa firefighters were on-scene to extinguish the fire.

Brown was arrested for first degree arson. He is being held on $40,000 bond.