A "loved" former teacher and Vietnam veteran who may have neo-Nazi ties is accused of setting a propane fuel tank on fire at his wife's job in the Hudson Valley.

Jacques A. Pluss, 65, of Kenoza Lake was recently charged with arson, a felony. He's accused of damaging a fuel tank line and then setting the leaking gas on fire at the Sunoco on Center Street in the Village of Jeffersonville.

Pluss was caught on video surveillance walking behind the building just prior to the incident, police say.

On Facebook, his wife said the alleged fire happened at her job. According to his wife, Pluss is a Vietnam veteran with a purple heart a was a beloved and "popular professor."

According to NJ.Com, Pluss taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University and had ties to neo-Nazi organizations.

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