Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Someone needs a better hobby

From the Daily News:

An alleged firebug who ignited at least 8 small blazes at the Queens Center mall — including inside Macy's and Sears — was busted by cops on Monday, officials said.

The alleged arsonist went on a flame-sparking frenzy at the Elmhurst mall on Monday starting at 3:15 p.m. inside Macy's, cops said.

He then went on to light fires inside Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy and Burlington Coat Factory — where he was busted by cops as he tried to slip out the store, officials said.

About 60 firefighters raced to the shopping center to snuff the blazes out, officials said.

No one was injured and the mall was never evacuated, officials said.

The 23-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, started terrorizing the mall on Friday, where he lit one small fire inside Sears and then got away, cops said.

He then lit two other fires on Sunday, one inside TJ Maxx and another inside Staples, cops said.

Officials are still trying to figure out why the man had sparked the fires.


Anonymous said...

A terrorist in the making. Lock him up!

Anonymous said...

Just another piece of crap living in NYC, what else is new?

Joe Moretti said...

To this suspected person: Could you please come out to Jamaica and set fire to all the garbage all over, the crappy 99 cent stores, 3/4 of the thug auto body shops, the dirty low class immigrant stores on Hillside Ave and all the cheap crap low class third world looking apartments.


J said...

this looks like some sort of anti-consumer or anti-capitalist statement.
what's equally appalling as the arsonist is the aloofness of the person who noticed the fire and said"oh,look there's a fire"and walked away,probably texting or looking at facebook and not dialing 911.

its like a jungle sometimes....