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Video of Person of Interest in L.A. Arson Spree Released
KTLA.com ^ | 1/1/12 | KTLA News

Posted on 01/01/2012 9:07:00 PM PST by Nachum

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police have released surveillance video of a person of interest believed to be connected to the recent rash of car fires in and around the Hollywood area.

LAPD officials said Sunday that they would like to question a suspect described as an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail.

He was caught on tape, wearing a full black outfit, leaving the scene of a car fire Saturday night inside the parking structure at the Hollywood and Highland complex.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arson; feudalism; insurancescams; mafia; publiccorruption; released; spree; video
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1 posted on 01/01/2012 9:07:08 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’d be looking at sociology professors in the area colleges. You have to have a long gray ponytail to be a sociology professor. If you don’t have one, you won’t even be interviewed. You have to buy a clip-on.


2 posted on 01/01/2012 9:10:53 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Nachum

Check his Prius for Obama stickers.


3 posted on 01/01/2012 9:11:58 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Nachum

Person of interest with that description on the west side? Narrows it down to 4-5,000.


4 posted on 01/01/2012 9:13:19 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: A_perfect_lady

Someone set a fire under a car in my neighborhood last night.

I can’t believe there are not copycats. Someone is going to get caught!


5 posted on 01/01/2012 9:17:08 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Nachum

Gee, can they possibly release a more blurry image ?


6 posted on 01/01/2012 9:19:49 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 01/01/2012 9:24:36 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: justa-hairyape

Looks a bit like Ricky Gervais...


8 posted on 01/01/2012 9:25:33 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: Pharmboy

Could be Latino, Asian or White. The shorts say Latino. The hat or haircut says white. The tennis shoe type says moron. Looks like they purposely blurred the top half of the image for some reason. His bottom half has a tighter focus then his top half.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 9:28:22 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: BunnySlippers

I’m in Weho. There have been some nearby here too.


10 posted on 01/01/2012 9:32:27 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: justa-hairyape

I believe the person of interest is the guy behind the kid in shorts.


11 posted on 01/01/2012 9:36:30 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: BunnySlippers

“I can’t believe there are not copycats. Someone is going to get caught!”

Have you heard any one express thoughts about why they aren’t hitting black neighborhoods? Coincidence? I haven’t heard anyone even speculate. Fairfax, Wetside, Hollywood, Valley?


12 posted on 01/01/2012 9:39:08 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: lonevoice

Well that is even worse. He could be middle eastern and he is completely out of focus.


13 posted on 01/01/2012 9:41:24 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

It’s not the guy in the shorts it’s the guy next to him in the full black outfit as mentioned in the article. The arrow is clearly pointing to him not the guy in shorts.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 9:42:44 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: lonevoice

Reread the article, and you appear to be correct. They state he is an older man. Cannot see his pony tail. But quite frankly, that older guy up above appears to be a professional operative to me. Just an impression. Working for some government or professional organization. He has a lot of purpose and planning in his walk and dress. The young guy appeared more Occupy Whatever to me.


15 posted on 01/01/2012 9:46:41 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
The video, imbedded in a newscast with parts of it repeatedly shown, is posted at LA Observed. I have to say I can't see the pony tail. Maybe it's visible as he comes up the stairs, but in the embedded version you can't see much. What cracks me up is the height estimate ... 5'8" to 6'2". Yah.
16 posted on 01/01/2012 9:47:44 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Bullish

They could have referenced the arrow in the first couple of paragraphs. Looks just like a loose windows mouse pointer to me. I always ignore those :> Thanks for the correction.


17 posted on 01/01/2012 9:49:41 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Nachum

Ponytail Occupy Los Angeles Obama/Marxist
MSNBC viewer.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 10:00:22 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: dr_lew

Thanks for that link. He is not 6’ 2”. And he has an unusual walk. He leans to the right and left with every step. Definitely not the barrio walk. It is an unusual walk. He looked behind when he got out of the stairs. Was also stepping up two stairs at a time. In a big hurry. That has to be the main suspect.


19 posted on 01/01/2012 10:06:19 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
He leans to the right and left with every step.

Is it because he is heavy? I could see it that way.

20 posted on 01/01/2012 10:15:02 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew
Could be a lot of fat (heavy person) or he could be carrying a lot of weight under the coat (arsonist tools) or he could have an old injury to the pelvis (not a doctor myself) or he could be from a part of the world where they walk like that as an intentional strut (for example - the up and down barrio walk from East Los Angeles).

Definitely is a professional arsonists or at least fancies himself as one. He has a fairly successful track record as of now.

21 posted on 01/01/2012 10:26:34 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: dr_lew

Thanks for the link.


22 posted on 01/01/2012 10:41:08 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: GOP Poet

Looks to me like Kin Jan Woo or what ever the name is of the new ruler of North Korea.


23 posted on 01/01/2012 10:47:56 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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To: Nachum
LAPD officials said Sunday that they would like to question a suspect described as an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail. He was caught on tape, wearing a full black outfit, leaving the scene..

Steven Seagal?

24 posted on 01/01/2012 10:48:34 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: BooBoo1000
That fat Marxist pig could not jump two stairs at a time. He does however kinda look like this person of belated interest :> Maybe the Clintons are making a comeback ?


25 posted on 01/01/2012 10:51:30 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Nachum

His own little “Occupy Garages” protest. Think there may be something to the sociology profs theory


26 posted on 01/01/2012 10:56:01 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: jessduntno

I suspect the perp is anglo.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 11:02:50 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: justa-hairyape

I agree the gait is purposeful.

It reminded me of someone, and for a while I could not place it.

I saw that gait ironically, on an episode of the travel channel with Andrew Zimmer, where he was staying with and living with a bush tribe.

Near the end of his stay there, the local tribe held a roast. Not a cooking roast. They were roasting the film crew - making good natured fun of their mannerisms. One lady’s role was to imitate Zimmer.

She adopted a wide armed, exaggerated way of walking which looked exactly like that.

Only time I remember seeing someone walk just that way.

Not sure what it indicates.


28 posted on 01/01/2012 11:11:11 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: BunnySlippers
Egyptian or Italian also.


29 posted on 01/01/2012 11:16:09 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

If the guy were East European, former Bloc?

It doesn’t look like an American walk.


30 posted on 01/01/2012 11:20:03 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The funny gait appeared at the end of the video when he was picking up speed. So that would magnify any quirks he had in his gait. Apparently some of us have seen that walk before. Just don't remember where and when. So you think Zimmer walks that way ?

Then again, might just possibly be someone who was hit by a car before. He obviously hates those cars, as Steve Martin would say (The Jerk).

Did find a note about people with Alzheimer's walking with a lean. But he looks to young for that.

31 posted on 01/01/2012 11:23:12 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Not Zimmer.

It was a bush tribe, who based upon their own experiences as a native people, looking at a film crew from a culture far away they may have never been to, and finding their ways humorous.

So the tribe was very elaborately exaggerating everything they observed in their visitors. There was even a tribe member imitating the sound guy, with an imitation boom mic, scrambling after him.

Some of the funniest television I’ve seen in truth, but I digress.

I don’t think Zimmer walks that way, but the way the tribe imitated him, seems to be a bit like that photo. Like the saw something in it, which overlaps somehow?

Figure out the cultural background of Zimmer’s ways of doing things, which are obviously Americanized - go back a generation or two.

Where did his mannerisms come from originally?

Where is his “old country”?

Or I could be extrapolating (way) too much from a photo.

Which is far more likely.


32 posted on 01/01/2012 11:34:38 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: FormerACLUmember
MSNBC viewer.

MSNBC anchor.

33 posted on 01/01/2012 11:55:59 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
On a humorous note, did not the dwarfs from Lord of the Rings walk kinda funny like that ? Perhaps someone who is stocky with short legs ?
34 posted on 01/02/2012 12:06:56 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Jeff Chandler
MSNBC anchor.

Really ? Do not normally watch the MSM. An Occupier attacking the 90 % car owners ? Hard to get close to the parked cars of the 1 % in Los Angeles at night. They are usually behind gated walled communities with security guards present.

35 posted on 01/02/2012 12:10:58 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The gate... Hawaiian? He has a certain “I’ve spent a lot of time wearing slippahs and eating at Zippy’s” look.

Or maybe he’s just an extra from the Godfather.


36 posted on 01/02/2012 12:11:49 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

You are right. There simply are no MSNBC viewers.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 12:35:59 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: justa-hairyape

“Could be Latino, Asian or White. The shorts say Latino. The hat or haircut says white. The tennis shoe type says moron.”

The irony jokes just write themselves here, one after another.

But the real joke here is the absolute horrid quality of the video.

He looks right in the direction of the camera in the last frames.


38 posted on 01/02/2012 1:12:48 AM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: wolficatZ
Got the guy wrong. It is actually the older gentleman behind and to the right of the young one. He walks off to the lower right in the video. And yes, a video camera with that quality is absolutely worthless for security. The police are releasing a very poor quality version of the video.

At any rate - We should expect Islamic attacks from Iran through Venezuela. The leaders of Iran have indicated that our homeland is a viable target. They have indicated that they will close the Straits of Hormuz if additional sanctions are applied. Obama just applied additional sanctions. And Chavez recently accused the US of giving him cancer. The cards are all on the table. Just waiting for the betting action. At any rate, we have seen increasing numbers of white and black Islamist attacks lately. They have the advantage of flying under the radar.

Either this guy really hates cars or he is Islamist or he is an Occupy Looney Tune. His success in this large number of attacks, does not point to him being a looney tune. He appears to be a finely tuned arsonist machine.

39 posted on 01/02/2012 1:42:48 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

With video that crappy,...who needs video??????????????????


40 posted on 01/02/2012 3:58:47 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Nachum

Holy car fires, Batman, it’s The Penguin. Or, has anybody seen Bill Ayers lately?


41 posted on 01/02/2012 4:37:40 AM PST by 762X51
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To: Nachum
http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/391836_273790629345071_100001424087170_732588_844547803_n.jpg

42 posted on 01/02/2012 4:37:43 AM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: wolficatZ

They may have caught him. Radio says they’ve detained a person of interest at one of the 6 new fires he set again this night..


43 posted on 01/02/2012 4:49:30 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: justa-hairyape
Another shot of the suspect - seen here during his getaway.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 6:01:06 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: Nachum

How could all these fires be set so close together and all they have is a blurry image of ‘a person of interest’?


45 posted on 01/02/2012 6:03:20 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: jessduntno
Have you heard any one express thoughts about why they aren’t hitting black neighborhoods? Coincidence? I haven’t heard anyone even speculate. Fairfax, Wetside, Hollywood, Valley?

Since the obvious reason is the perp doesn't want to get shot, I doubt they will say a word.

46 posted on 01/02/2012 6:56:21 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: justa-hairyape
And he has an unusual walk. He leans to the right and left with every step.

"Sea legs"?

47 posted on 01/02/2012 7:06:31 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: wolficatZ
Shrink image size and the suspect takes on some Islamic and some Frenchy traits. Could also be a Frenchy Marxist. Maybe even slightly Irish. Reminds me of a Leprechaun that stole 20 lbs of me in London.


48 posted on 01/02/2012 7:13:16 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: wolficatZ
Shrink image size and the suspect takes on some Islamic and some Frenchy traits. Could also be a Frenchy Marxist. Maybe even slightly Irish. Reminds me of a Leprechaun that stole 20 lbs off me in London.


49 posted on 01/02/2012 7:13:48 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: tacticalogic
Sorry about the double post. Always get knocked off the internet at 7:00 am every morning. Just like clock work.

Sea legs are possible, but he did not have that dizzy in the head manner when he jumped up the stairs. My 2 cents is that he is loaded under that coat. Arson tools, guns or possibly a bomb or two. That makes him very heavy. So stuff is hanging on his sides. Good news if they did catch him, but he does not look like the type who will be caught alive. Or if they do manage to catch him there is no way they can let the world know his true identity. Too embarrassing for our Glorious Leader.

50 posted on 01/02/2012 7:22:53 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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