onePULSE Foundation releases video showing man setting memorial on fire

Incident happened on Oct. 12 around 8:30 p.m., foundation says

ORLANDO, Fla. – The onePULSE Foundation is asking for information that could lead to a man who was caught on camera setting fire to Pulse’s temporary memorial.

The foundation posted on Facebook Saturday surveillance video showing a man in a wheelchair setting fire to the offering wall, a site meant to remember the lives lost in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in 2016.

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According to the Facebook post, the incident happened on Oct. 12 around 8:30 p.m.

The foundation said three angel banners were burned along with other items near the area.

They are working with two families, whose loved ones were featured on two of the damaged banners, to replace all the banners.

The interim memorial is the future location of the Pulse National Memorial, according to foundation officials.

Officials with the foundation are asking anyone with information to call Orlando police at 407-246-2470.

Pulse Interim Memorial Vandalized

On October 12 around 8:30 p.m. EST, an individual damaged our offering wall. Three Angel banners were burned along with other items within the affected area. If you know this individual (watch from minute 2:30), please call the OPD information line at 407-246-2470 and reference case number 2021-003-693-96. We appreciate your support. #WeWillNotLetHateWin

Posted by onePULSE Foundation on Saturday, November 6, 2021

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