Melbourne Man Charged With Arson Allegedly Had Ducklings In Underwear

A 31-year-old man without a fixed address was arrested Sunday night after  12 fires were reported across the Frankston CBD during the weekend.

The man was taken into custody as investigators looked into a potential link between him and the string of blazes.

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The small fires included blazes in a loading dock, behind a school, in a shop car park, outside a real estate agent’s office and in several bins.

During the subsequent search of the arrested individual, police allegedly found two live ducklings in his underwear. 

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The man has been charged with animal cruelty, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, four counts of lighting an open-air fire, possessing a weapon, and negligently dealing with proceeds of crime.

He was expected to attend the Frankston magistrates court on Monday.

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