Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Harry Burkhart, 24, the arson suspect in at least 55 Los Angeles county fires, is being held without bail, according to authorities. Burkhart resembled a ‘person of interest’ captured on surveillance video, and reportedly told authorities ‘I hate America’ as he was arrested.
A wrath of fires ranging from mid-Wilshire, to the Fairfax district, Hollywood, West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, destroyed cars, scorched apartment building and houses, rattling the nerves of resident in a metro area of more than 13 million over a four-day period.
Burkhart is believed to a foreign national from Germany. It is also believed his mother faced a deportation hearing in Los Angeles County within the last two weeks. There have been no new arson fires since Burkhart’s arrest.
SOURCE: UK Daily Mail