Arsonist sentenced for blaze that destroyed more than 500 surfboards in Waikiki
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who set fire to the city’s surfboard racks in Waikiki was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years behind bars.
Glenn Helton was also ordered to pay more than $414,000 in restitution.
And once he’s out of prison, he’ll be restricted from entering the “Waikiki Safe and Sound area.”
In October 2021, Helton was caught on camera picking up a lighter he found behind the police substation.
The blaze at the surf rack erupted moments later, destroying more than 500 surfboards.
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