Skip to comments.Update: L.A. fires likely set by more than one arsonist, police believe
Posted on 12/31/2011 10:47:58 AM PST by jimbo123
Los Angeles authorities investigating a string of more than 35 fires set over the last two days strongly suspect the blazes are the work of more than one arsonist.
On Friday morning, 21 fires were started in a relatively small area around Hollywood and West Hollywood. On Friday night and Saturday morning, 16 more fires were reported. They were similar to the ones in Hollywood but were spread out over a much larger area.
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I’d go after Amish, White Rednecks, Gun Owners, Jews, Bible Worshippers, CEO’s, and children under 5. Gotta be one of these!!
goin’ for the burn baby.......
Dead Jihadists walking?
Angry “youts” if not it’s got to be the amish without a doubt!
Sounds like the MO of the “yutes” outside of Paris—burn the cars.
35 cars is a lot of cars to torch—unless you are trying to make a statement.
It would be easier to steal them.
I think some “yutes” are on the prowl.
Why would you accuse Muslims? These are hardly “Muslim” names!
The two arrested:
22 year-old Sun Valley resident Samual Arrington.
This guy was the second arrested, but not for arson....he was burning trash!
....55 year-old Alejandro Pineda.
Arrington (his non-Muslim name) was the one arrested on Thursday. And there were 35 fires set AFTER “Arrington” was arrested.
Hmmmmmmm, it does remind one of the car fires in Paris started by the Muslims. Could be.
Someone is burning up L.A.? I don’t get it....So what’s the problem?
ELF raising their ugly head again?
The fact that it could be either muslims or occupiers speaks volumes.
My bet is eco-anarchist types. Guys who dress in black. Not Muzzies
No suspects were in custody Saturday morning, Eisenman said. Police released people who had been detained in the investigation after determining they had no connection to the fires, she said.
Wouldn’t be surprised if the OCCUPY WALL STREET crowd is setting these fires.
This is the second thread you've posted about this story today. Where are you getting the idea that the criminals torching cars in Los Angeles are mobs of angry Muslim youths?
Dollars to donuts it’s the OWS crowd.
My first though as well. OWS, ELF or anarchist types. Or just some deranged pyromaniacs.
It’s a New Year’s tradition for muslim “youths” to set automobiles on fire.
"it's got to be your older sister again"
Normally I would be the first to think it was some far left OWS freak, but the areas they are targeting, are not wealthy areas..when you think of North Hollywood, you don’t think “Rich” these people are not wealthy. Im thinking some deranged person who might have gotten evicted from an apartment recently and is getting revenge.
I understand that these two were NOT responsible for all the fires. That was the purpose of my post. They were just two guys who were arrested for setting fires.
Correction...Arrington is not from Sun Valley, but from Sunland.
When has this happened before in the United States?
The LA area would be highly susceptible to a terrorist attack during Santa Ana conditions, the hot dry desert wind that strikes every October. By tossing incendiaries from cars into open brush with careful attention to the location and wind direction, you could burn out half the city in one day.
Can these liberal nits spell t-e-r-r-o-r-i-s-t-s.........
Could be. You're probably right about the OWS folks. They usually target businesses. Then again, it's L.A. Could be anyone. There's no shortage of crazy in Los Angeles.
I would be very surprised, however, if the perps turn out to be gangs of angry Muslim youths. This is pretty much without precedent in the United States.
"You know, some people are making a big deal out of it," said one popular singer in tears.
"Who cares? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they're so poor they've never torched anything in their lives. Let them torch those things for once."
One of the apartments they hit last night is two blocks away from where my sister lives..so tonight they are putting their cars on the street. The areas that are being hit are not wealthy areas. The OWS freaks hate people with wealth..the areas in Hollywood, who lives there, Hispanics, these are not wealthy people..whoever these people are there are obviously more then 1 involved. Can’t go from West Hollywood to North Hollywood THAT fast..so probably a few of these idiots got together and think this is cool, scaring the hell out of people. They are targeting apartments with car ports so they are using the cars to set apartments on fire in the middle of the night, so they want people to die..the question is..why
My first thought as well.
They hit Jim Morrison’s old home in Laurel Canyon.
It was recently for sale at $1.2 Million.
So I don’t think it’s limited to where the less affluent folks live.
Id like to know where those freaks found out where Jim Morrison lives..kind of odd they would hit a house of a singer who has been dead for many years.
Huh? I didn’t say “lives”. I said his old home, as in: where he resided at one time before his death.
That was the house that inspired the song “Love Street” about.
I didnt follow Morrison so I had no idea..sorry for the confusion there
As long as I didn’t give away where Jimbo’s been hiding since he faked his death, it’s OK. ;-)
“When has this happened before in the United States?”
Maybe not so many at once, as in the LA fires, but this is interesting....
According to 2004 data from the U.S. Fire
Administration and the National Fire Protection
Association, 36,000 intentionally set vehicle
fires occurred, an increase of 18 percent from
the previous year.
Vehicle arson accounted for
$165,000,000 in property damage, an increase
of 25.0 percent from the previous year. Vehicle
arson accounted for 29.0 percent of all arsons.
I’ll go ahead and get conspiratorial here, and say my guess is it’s some Hollweird scriptwriter planning to off someone they are tired of living with, and all this is a diversion so it won’t be so obvious.
It is Hollyweird after all.
I’d look at liberal scriptwriters, the moment someone “accidentally” perishes in one of these.
Because my theory is it won’t have been an accident.
According to 2004 data from the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association, 36,000 intentionally set vehicle fires occurred, an increase of 18 percent from the previous year.
My question was how many of these fires are set by mobs of Muslim youths? The thread poster made it sound as though Muslims torching cars here is a yearly tradition. Maybe in Parisian ghettos but not in America as far as I can tell, not by Muslims anyways.
You posted 2004 data. I wonder what the post 2008 data on car torchings are? I'll bet it's even higher and I'd further bet that most of these were set not out of malicious vandalism but by owners who could no longer make their car payments.
What's going on in L.A., I'm guessing, is the work of a serial arsonist.