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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

San Francisco Police Catch Alleged Arsonist in the Act

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:00 AM

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A San Francisco police officer responding to an attempted arson call guessed he had the right suspect when he came across a woman with "fresh paint on her shoes and a lighter in her hand" Monday.

While one officer talked with the subject, other police and firefighters made their way through a house in the 300 block of Park. The garage was doused in paint thinner and fresh paint -- matching that on the woman's shoes -- was splattered on the walls.

The woman was arrested before any situations involving a lighter and a paint thinner-inundated garage could play out.

The woman was booked on an attempted arson charge.

No word on what she was doing in the garage.

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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