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Fired Employee Set Bondage Club Ablaze, Killing Owner Inside

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A bondage club located near LAX was allegedly set afire yesterday, and firefighters found the charred remains of a man thought to be the business' owner inside. Authorities in Lennox discovered 53-year-old David Edward Albert across the street from the fire he is thought to have set at Passive Arts [map], according to LA Now. He was "hiding in the bushes," and "bleeding and said he had been hit by a car."

Albert, who had just been fired from the club, was arrested "on suspicion of arson and murder," after questioning. He has been described as a "disgruntled former employee" by the Sheriff's Department. The coroner's office says the autopsy is pending on the body found inside, however club insiders have left messages on the club's MySpace page indicating the deceased was the club's owner.

Passive Arts offered theme rooms, affordable drinks, and BDSM parties that catered to a broad spectrum of clientele. They have shut down their website, however customers' experiences on Yelp chronicle various experiences there.