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.