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Thu Jan 5, 2012, 07:48 AM

USA ( the LA) Arson Suspect Also Faces German Fire Probe

The man who allegedly ignited more than 50 fires that terrorized Los Angeles last week is also under investigation in Germany for a house fire near Frankfurt.

U.S. investigators also disclosed Wednesday that a search of Harry Burkhart's Hollywood apartment turned up news articles about the Los Angeles fires and a series of car blazes in Germany last year.

The disclosures came on a day when Burkhart made an awkward first court appearance in Los Angeles, where he appeared dazed with his long hair matted on the front of his face, and alternated between sitting and standing.

The ponytailed Burkhart was arrested Monday near the Sunset Strip in a van with Canadian license plates loaded with fire-starting materials, and he has stonewalled investigators while being placed on a suicide watch. His mother, Dorothee Burkhart, appeared disoriented in federal court Tuesday after being arrested on a fraud warrant from Germany, where she referred to Nazis and questioned if her son had died.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/la-arson-suspect-faces-german-fire-probe-15294507

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dixiegrrrrl Jan 2012 OP
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 #1
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2012 #3
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 #5
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2012 #2
Blue_Tires Jan 2012 #6
msanthrope Jan 2012 #4

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:01 AM

1. Considering each and every cop in LA is full-time busy chasing #Occupiers around,

 

I'm surprised it wasn't a team from TMZ who got him first.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:25 AM

3. Actually, I read it was a volunteer "deputy" who caught him.

LOS ANGELES - The reserve sheriff's deputy who captured a suspect in dozens of Los Angeles arson fires works for $1 a year and was only on his third solo patrol.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57351519/deputy-who-nabbed-la-arson-suspect-paid-$1-a-year/

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:38 AM

5. "Lalezary, a 30-year-old Beverly Hills real estate attorney, has been a reserve deputy since 2007."

 

Yep, not a cop. Well, good for them anyway. Not a pleasant situation.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:24 AM

2. This guy is not going to do well in the

California corrections system.

Ultimately, he didn't physically injure anyone, so I hope they send him to a medium where he can get some mental health care.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 06:20 PM

6. Especially when he sees his mom's pictures passed around as prison currency

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:34 AM

4. Can we speed up the deportation of his mother, please? nt

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