This means that the San Francisco Police Department's veiled
allegations that a 62-year-old homeless woman managed to zip about town
and burn more than a dozen cars can continue; two car fires following
Fafa Chan's July 30 arrest and prior to the weekend's blaze were also
discounted as being related to the previous spree.
A number of media outlets reported earlier this month that the police were happy to note that, hey, since Chan was arrested for an unrelated arson case, the spree of blazing cars had abruptly ceased. These news articles promptly led to another burning car. If nothing else, it was reassuring for members of the print media that people, even possible copycat arsonists, are still reading.
Still, as SF Weekly noted before, the logistics of a troubled 62-year-old homeless woman being able to set each of the fires in the July spree without the aid of a car, serious biking skills, or super powers seems to be far-fetched.
And while it doesn't sound as impressive, the police can still claim that no car fires have been lit since Chan's incarceration other than those three that she didn't light but they don't think had anything to do with the fires they're not ready to say she lit.