A man who set fire to a countertop inside of an off-Strip hotel also threatened to burn down the building, an arrest report shows.
Las Vegas police accuse Nicholas Raphael Bruels, 52, of calling Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, four times March 21 to threaten the resort, the report said. He called the hotel switchboard and “cussed” out the operator about his reservation and threatened to burn down the hotel, the report said.
Two days earlier, on March 19, he set fire to a juice bar countertop, hotel security told police.
Prosecutors charged Bruels last week with first-degree arson and making a terroristic threat.
He is being held in Clark County Detention Center on $10,000 bail, jail records show.