Homeless man pleads guilty to torching Bellevue mosque
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man who set fire to a Bellevue mosque in January has pleaded guilty to reckless burning.
County property records show the building was valued at $1.2 million in 2016.
Charging documents say 37-year-old Isaac Wayne Wilson, who has an extensive history of mental illness and property damage, was found in a parking lot behind the mosque, staring at the fire.
When approached by police, documents say he calmly said, “I did it.”
Police said there’s no indication that the fire was a hate crime or related to terrorism.