From the Daily News:
Two hard-partying young men have been hit with attempted murder charges after they copped to setting a fire in a Queens building that nearly killed two elderly residents, officials said Tuesday.
Imran Ali, 23 and Devindra Ramnaryan, 21, both immigrants from Guyana, left a club on Liberty Ave. in South Ozone Park about 2:30 a.m. on July 23, officials said.
As they were leaving, they became enraged because they thought someone was throwing rocks at them from a nearby rooftop, law enforcement sources said.
After forcing their way inside the building where they thought the attack had originated, they lit a fire in a second-floor hallway - then took off.
Investigators believe they were drunk at the time.
Ali was arrested by Fire Marshals on July 27, officials said. When he was hauled into Queens Criminal Court prior to his arraignment, he quipped to investigators: "This is the first time I have ever been here when I wasn't drunk!" a law enforcement source said.