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TRUTH OR CONSQUENCES, N.M. – A New Mexico man is accused of driving his car through the front of a Walmart Supercenter and planning to set the store on fire, authorities said.

Devon Joel Schinagel, 35, of Elephant Butte, is charged with aggravated burglary, criminal damage to property over $1,000, an attempt to commit arson, according to Sierra County online records.

According to police, Schinagel drove his car through the front of the store in Truth or Consequences shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, KRQE reported. Police said Schinagel poured lighter fluid outside of the store shortly before crashing the car into the Walmart, KOB-TV reported.

According to police, Schinagel said he wanted to burn down the store because he “was in hell and was the devil,” KRQE reported.

The store was closed at the time of the crash and no one was injured, the television station reported.

According to KOB, Schinagel has been arrested several times in Sierra County. In 2011 he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. In 2016, he was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the television station reported.