Skip to comments.L.A. Arsonist Person of Interest Detained (LAPD Chief confident we found our man)
Posted on 01/02/2012 11:19:59 AM PST by dragnet2
LAPD officers swarmed and handcuffed what they described as a "person of interest" in the Los Angeles arsonist spree that has left thousands of residents scared out of their wits for days.
Fire officials say "it is too early to speculate" if this is the person responsible for the fires.
Police have already released surveillance video showing the alleged suspect -- a ponytailed Steven Seagal lookalike (below). As you can see in our video ... the man in custody sports a ponytail
Cops previously said 39 fires could be linked to the recent rash of arsons ... and another 11 were reportedly set last night.
It's not 100% clear from the footage -- but several witnesses confirm what appears to be a creepy smile on the man's face as he sat in the back of the squad car (below).
9:32 AM PT: Riding in an equestrian unit this morning at the Rose Parade, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said, "We are we are very confident we found our man."
8:13 AM PT: Police say fire-starting materials were found in the man's van, which displayed Canadian license plates. According to reports, the materials include charcoal.
0102_thevan_tmz_wm2 8:00 AM PT: There are reports the man may be a German national, who is angry that his mother is being deported from the US. An immigration agent helped identify him.
8:13 AM PT: Police say fire-starting materials were found in the man’s van, which displayed Canadian license plates. According to reports, the materials include charcoal.
German? Foreign national?
I hate this “person of interest” crap. It is just the police using weasel words to try to question them without actually telling them that they are a suspect and reading them their rights.
No, you aren’t a suspect, you are just a “person of interest”. Give me a break.
Take him and hang him by his ugly ass ponytail of his. I heard a bunch of firetrucks last night so I knew something was going down. Hit an area not too far from me. The LA Slimes supposedly have this guy’s blog where he goes on and on about how immigrants are destroying the world..this guy is anarchist scum
Is he wearing something on his head in this photo? I have been reading for hours and my eyes are shot.
A Steven Seagal lookalike? Are you kidding me?
He looks more like Ricky Gervais, if I were Steven Segal I would be pretty pissed that people are comparing this madman to him
I suspect more than a person of interest.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said, "We are we are very confident we found our man."
8:13 AM PT: Police say fire-starting materials were found in the man's van, which displayed Canadian license plates.
Appears to be his pony tail.
Another example of Illegals thinking of themselves as "victims".
Thank God they found him.
A federal immigration agent helped police identify the man arrested early Monday on suspicion of setting dozens of fires around Hollywood, West Hollywood, and North Hollywood, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and terrifying thousands of residents fearful their cars or homes could be next.
The man in custody, a foreign national whose name has not yet been made public, began setting the fires last week after his mother was detained for deportation by federal immigration authorities, the sources confirmed, and said the man was likely setting fires out of anger over the federal action.
An immigration agent immediately recognized the suspected arsonist when police released security video Sunday that showed a heavy-set man with a ponytail leaving the scene of a fire on Hollywood Blvd.
By 9 p.m. Sunday night, police had set up surveillance at the man’s home, ready to arrest him if he returned home, and the man’s name and vehicle description had been sent out to the hundreds of LAPD officers, detectives, deputy sheriffs, and arson investigators prowling the streets.
An L.A. County Sheriff’s patrol spotted the man’s car, a black Dodge minivan with British Columbia license plates, parked outside a Rite-Aid store Monday morning.
Yet another example of our lunatic, free for all, immigration policies?
Made the photo look like had quilted headgear on.
"I hate America,"
According to ABC News sources directly involved in the case.
So he said “I Hate America” yep, sounds like someone who would fit perfectly into the Occupy Bowel Movement group