Half-headed man charged with arson, attempted murder


MIAMI, FL (WFLA/NBC) — A Miami man famous for missing half of his head is facing arson and attempted murder charges for allegedly setting a mattress on fire, NBC Miami reports.

Carlos Rodriguez, 31, was arrested Monday for one count of first-degree arson and two counts of attempted felony murder, according to an arrest report.

According to the arrest report, firefighters responded to his home after his mattress was set on fire deliberately, “posing an immediate threat to the lives and safety of the occupants.”

Rodriguez gained fame in 2010 after his mugshot was posted when he was arrested in Miami-Dade for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. In YouTube videos, Rodriguez says his head became injured after he hit a pole while driving, flew out the front window of the car and landed on his head.

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