A Kennewick neighborhood is upset after a teen who's admitted to setting several houses on fire is now out of jail and back home on house arrest.
KENNEWICK, WA-- A Kennewick neighborhood is upset after a teen who's admitted to setting several houses on fire is now out of jail and back home on house arrest.
Neighbors say they're not only frustrated the 14-year-old boy was released from jail after just two weeks, but they're worried he might start another fire or do something worse.
Nicholas May is accused of setting a house on fire on South Palouse Place and burning everything inside.
The arson victims and neighbors say he should face harsher punishment and get help for his harmful actions. They say he has a bad record and they're worried about their families' safety.
"It's discouraging to think that I can't go home to my bed to sleep. I never will sleep on that same bed and he gets to go home to his. And it's frustrating to know that," said Angela Dryden, one of the arson victims.
Neighbors say they forgive the family, but say the boy committed a serious crime and isn't getting the punishment they think he deserves.
"Just letting him go with his parents isn't really getting the help that he needs. This could turn into something worse," said Chris Waud, who lives across the street from May.
Worried neighbors say they don't feel safe anymore in their neighborhood.