News / Utah / 

Man charged for setting fire at Def Leppard concert

Man charged for setting fire at Def Leppard concert



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE COUNTY -- A man who got kicked out of a Def Leppard concert now faces criminal charges for allegedly setting a fire outside the concert.

About 15,000 fans were on hand for the Def Leppard concert at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Aug. 25.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports a 28-year-old Logan man got kicked out of the event for being drunk and disruptive.

Police say he then set on fire a field of dry grass outside the amphitheater. The fire did little damage, but they say the flames came close to cars parked on the grass and could have led to disaster.

The man was charged in 3rd District Court Tuesday with felony arson, criminal trespassing, and intoxication. The Tribune reports he is out of jail after posting $10,000 bail.

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast