A 52-year-old New Rochelle man who was living at a home for special-needs adults was arrested for allegedly starting a mattress fire in his room because he did not like the accomodations, city police said.
Joseph Boan was complaining about the service at the New Rochelle Manor Home for Adults at 41 Lockwood Ave., at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he barricaded himself in his room and set the mattress ablaze, New Rochelle Detective Capt. Joseph Schaller said.
The small fire was quickly put out by New Rochelle firefighters.
Boan was taken to the Sound Shore Medical Center where he was treated for smoke inhalation and released. He was then arrested by New Rochelle police for second-degree arson, and first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies.
No one other than Boan was injured in the fire.