Recently released ‘Iron Man’ bank robber is back in prison for burning down his tractor-trailer

A man previously convicted of robbing a bank while wearing an Iron Man mask is back in prison this week after torching his own tractor-trailer at a Florida warehouse.

Lakhram Mahadeo, 36, was charged with second-degree arson and was being held Tuesday, June 11, on $25,000 bail. He was arrested Monday, June 10, at his dentist’s office in Flagler County, Florida. Mahadeo was released from prison in May 2021 for the armed robbery of a Wells Fargo while wearing an Iron Man mask.

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, firefighters were called to a commercial vehicle storage lot at 1780 N. State Street in Bunnell, Florida on May 17, 2023 to extinguish a tractor-trailer fire. At the same time, police were called to 118 Grand Reserve where Mahadeo was found with third-degree burns. Mahadeo was airlifted to the hospital for treatment of his burns, and it was later determined that he was the owner of the burning truck.

After investigating the fire, authorities noticed that the windshield of the 2012 Freightliner had been blown out and pieces of the burning truck had struck another rig parked nearby. A five-gallon water jug ​​containing gasoline and accelerant was also found at the scene. Mahadeo’s debit card showed a $36 transaction at a gas station 1.5 miles from his home, and his storage code was last used on May 16. The clothes Mahadeo was wearing on the day of the incident also tested positive for gasoline.

When questioned, Mahadeo told investigators he had no memory of that day, but said he may have been doing some maintenance on the tractor-trailer. No further information about the incident has been released.