Boaz man indicted for pulling fire alarm at public housing complex

Benny Boland (Courtesy: Marshall County Sheriff's Dept.)
Benny Boland (Courtesy: Marshall County Sheriff's Dept.)

BOAZ, AL (WAFF) - A Boaz man has been indicted for setting off the fire alarm in a nine story housing complex full of senior citizens and people with disabilities.

50-year-old Benny Gene Boland of Boaz is charged with rendering a false alarm. The incident happened in August of last year at Manor House in Boaz.

Residents at the facility claim Boland pulled the alarm in an attempt to get his parents, who live there, to come to the door.

Benny's father said they were not there at the time, but has a hard time believing his son would do such a thing.

"He's got one leg. He's in bad shape. He's in a wheelchair. He lived here once. They won't let him come back," said Carlee Boland.

Boland is currently out of jail on $5,000 bond.

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