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Fire Arsonist Apprehended

By Steve Yamamoto | July 15, 2011

Just after midnight on July 6th, 2011 a female arson suspect (Ardath Marie Scott) was observed by a Long Beach Police Officer lighting and throwing a destructive device commonly known as a molotov cocktail during a routine patrol at the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy. and Henderson Ave. It was then that Scott was found carrying five additional molotov cocktails in a bag. The officer immediately arrested her and called for the Long Beach Fire Department Arson unit to investigate the incident. She is currently in custody in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.  Fortunately there were no injuries or property damage. The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney who filed four felony counts against Scott including the use of a destructive device and attempted arson.

Thanks to the efforts of the Long Beach Fire and Police Departments, the extremely dangerous acts of this individual were halted before anyone was seriously injured or property was destroyed.

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