Turf burn: How a Florida high school boy’s dad burned his father’s house

By Chris Rupar | Florida Today, November 21, 2018, 7:58:25AM An East Naples High School football player says he’s outraged after his father allegedly burned his house down.

The son said he was home for a family event when his father, Dwayne Deen, 59, allegedly began spraying sulfuric acid on the house, which had been a school building.

The incident happened around 3 a.m.

Monday on the 1600 block of N. Wabash Street in East Naples.

Deen’s attorney, Mark Pendergast, said Deen was angry at the family for leaving a party at a nearby restaurant that had been filled with alcohol.

“The defendant was upset because his father left the party with a bottle of beer, a couple bottles of wine and a bottle with the house’s address on it,” Pendergard said in an interview.

Dean told police the party ended with a brawl and that his son, who was in the process of transferring from the Florida High School Athletic Association, left.

“It was a very bad, bad, drunken night,” Penders said.

“He didn’t mean to do it.”

Pendergat says Deen is being charged with a misdemeanor of criminal mischief and is being held on $100,000 bond.

Deans attorney said he plans to appeal the charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.