Raymond Pecher, Late Nite Pie Manager, Accused of Arson (Read the Criminal Complaint)

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Raymond Pecher charged with second-degree felony.
The manager of Montrose's Late Nite Pie has been charged with setting the February blaze that destroyed the semi-legendary restaurant.

Court documents say Raymond Pecher, 45, was seen leaving the building a little before 4 a.m. February 8, about ten minutes before smoke was first detected. A security cam across the street caught him leaving in a Chevrolet Astro van.

Two other men had been seen entering the building before that and leaving with a bench they loaded into an SUV.

Four different origin fires were discovered by arson investigators, and accelerant was also detected.

Pecher is charged with a felony count of arson.

Pecher denied any wrongdoing to investigators.

The criminal complaint:

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guest
guest

I knew a guy that worked for La Strada at the time of their fire and he said that the investigators walked out with a case of Cristal.

tearcollector
tearcollector

Oz, I see you never did learn. Jackass! Why?

Nightmare on Bagby
Nightmare on Bagby

Can't believe this has been up since Friday and no one has questioned the alleged "Montrose" location. Neither the original location nor the burn site were in any definition of Montrose that I'd consider accurate.

Erehwonmai13
Erehwonmai13

List of restaurants with dubious fires n their past:

La StradaMai'sGoats Head Soup (later proven as arson)Michaelangelo's (I hear they had one in the distant past, not sure in all honesty, I've heard It mentioned).

iMidget
iMidget

Any surprise here?  The dubious track record of Late Nite Pie screamed arson.  I can think of at least one other restaurant that met a similar fate (yet got away with it).

H_e_x
H_e_x

It's on the edge, but still in it.

Wyatt
Wyatt

 Mai's was questionable?

H_e_x
H_e_x

What's the other restaurant? I can't think of one off the top of my head.

iMidget
iMidget

I was thinking of La Strada.  The top shelf liquor disappeared right before the fire.

Blah
Blah

well it's not a restaurant, but probably agora as well

Doc Scientist
Doc Scientist

Mai's, one of the shadiest run restaurants in town.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I thought it the owner of the store next door torched his store, then it spread to agoras. I only say this because that store was belligerently expensive and I never saw many people leave with merchandise.  

H_e_x
H_e_x

Can't say I've heard that theory before.

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