German Man Set Nearly 50 Fires, Wanted to ‘Roast America’
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A German man set nearly 50 fires in a California arson spree and threatened to “roast America” because he wanted revenge for his mother’s deportation, a prosecutor told jurors.
Harry Burkhart, 29, inflicted “unspeakable devastation and terror,” Los Angeles County prosecutor Sean Carney told jurors Monday in his opening statement, according to City News Service.
Burkhart placed incendiary devices under cars in Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley and West Hollywood on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, 2011, and on Jan. 2 during the following year. The sheer number of fires “brought the fire department in this city to its knees,” Carney said.