Vehicle of the chairman of the CCIQ burned: he would have committed this crime… for a few cigarettes

News 6 February, 2018
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    The vehicle of Mohamed Labidi was burnt down in the night of 5 to 6 August.

    Kathleen Frenette

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:36

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    The individual who set the fire, in September last, to the car of the president of the islamic cultural Center of Quebec city has not done to propagate the hatred against muslims, but well… for a few cigarettes.

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    Mathieu Bilodeau, 33 years old, a strapping, imposing to the skull of the blue has suffered a few tears in the box of the accused, when he admitted his guilt to the alleged offences.

    During the summer of 2017, Bilodeau, a man struggling with a developmental disability, has, on a few occasions, set fire in the containers in garbage bins, or at Plaza Laval, on boulevard Laurier or the university Institute of cardiology and respirology of Quebec.

    On 6 August, after being told by his accomplice, Marc Gagnon –also accused in this case- “that it was not a game,” set fire to the vehicle of Mohamed Labidi, Bilodeau is passed to the act in the morning.

    According to what he told the police, Gagnon would put gasoline in a bottle of 7up and Bilodeau placed a cloth that he then turned on before you launch the object on the car. All this, in exchange for a few cigarettes.

    In September, after having committed a robbery in a clothing drop to less fortunate people, Bilodeau was caught by the police and, en route to the station, he confessed spontaneously “that he wanted to move because he was afraid of the people of the Mosque who said that he had set the fire.” A statement that has the chip in the ear of peace officers.

    Detained since his arrest, the man will have to meet over the next few days to a probation officer after which he will return before the judge, Christian Boulet on the 23rd of February for the performances on the sentence.