Christopher Cimini, 27, ended up in the building after a heavy night of drinking, according to Philadelphia Police Captain John Gallagher.
Surveillance footage caught Cimini breaking in the building and using a lighter to walk around the offices. The lighter set off combustibles in a closet on the 3rd floor of the building.
Cimini is charged with arson, burglary and risking a catastrophe.
Kenneth Gamble, head of Philly International Records, gives RareSoul.com viewers a brief look at the legendary offices, after a fire ripped through the building, leaving a trail of destruction.