PENSACOLA, Fla. — Those who knew a homeless man accused of firebombing a Pensacola abortion clinic say he was new to the area, frequently drank alcohol and supported the almost daily anti-abortion protests at the clinic.
Other drifters said Bobby Joe Rogers talked about his dislike of the American Family Planning and abortion, but didn't have a well-formed political or religious agenda.
Michael Hughes says Rogers recently became upset about seeing a woman leaving the clinic and Rogers claimed to see the woman bleeding.
The clinic, which has been the site of anti-abortion violence going back nearly 30 years, has not returned messages from The Associated Press.
Rogers was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of damaging a building by fire or explosive.