At least a dozen cars have been set ablaze in San Francisco over the last few days, a city where few residents actually have garages to hide their cars. SF is notorious for having many more cars than parking spots, and residents have already been getting the shaft lately as SF steps up parking enforcement due to the economic downturn. Now, on top of the scarcity of parking and the cost of frequent tickets, your car might get torched. Lovely!
Four cars burned late on Monday night in the city. The SFPD’s arson team is so far baffled, despite the fact that it seems like all the arsons are related (and also related to a spree of Porta-Potty fires). The method seems to be newspaper put under the car and set alight – the same as the toilet fires. Don’t think it takes Sherlock Holmes to deduce that this is the same perp behind all of the attacks. So far there’s no clear pattern to which cars the arsonist is targeting, which just adds to the seeming randomness of the crimes. While this nut is on the loose, it seems that most cars in the western areas of the state are fair game for this nutcase. Let’s hope the SFPD gets off their asses and gets this guy soon, for the sake of the cars!