Police: Man tried to set motel on fire to ‘barbecue all child molesters’

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A Florida man who told investigators he wanted to "barbecue all child molesters and kill them" was charged with four counts of premeditated murder. 

Jorge Porto-Sierra, 50, confessed he tried to kill multiple people at the Friendly Village Inn on March 7, according to Osceola County detectives.

WESH 2 News confirmed at least two of the four victims are convicted sexual offenders.

Witnesses told deputies Porto-Sierra made several threats, screaming, "I'm going to kill you, child molester," and allegedly began throwing gasoline on their front door.

Another couple said Porto-Sierra rammed their car and poured gas on it.

Witnesses said he was carrying a cigarette the entire time.

When asked by deputies why he did not carry out his threats, Porto-Sierra said, "You got here too soon."

Porto-Sierra remains behind bars at the Osceola County Jail.

He's being held on no bond.

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