Fingers AND toes AND everything crossed that this is the end of the fires!
To recap - earlier this morning, a "person of interest" who may be responsible for the L.A. arson fires was detained.
As we mentioned before, we had heard that the man was driving a blue minivan and reportedly had Canadian license plates.
Then, detectives announced that they found "materials that could have been used to set fires inside the minivan" of the person of interest. We also heard more evidence that made the man sound pretty damn guilty.
Now, we've learned that the suspect is expected to be booked on arson charges this afternoon AND given the fact that the fires have stopped, we're thinking he's definitely the culprit.
Here's what Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck had to say about it:
"I feel very good that we've got the right guy. [The suspect] had the right stuff in his van, and we are very confident we found our man.”
We're glad to hear it, Charlie! We'll be keeping an ear out for more definitive info, but we're feeling good about this.
Once again…do U think that the L.A. Arsonist has been caught???
[Image via AP Images.]
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