Saturday, December 17

Arsonists caught on tape

Redwood City CA Aug 1989 Segment from Unsolved Mysteries. Videotape of arsonist narrating his own fire is found. Video describes investigation and outcome. Also shows some amazing vintage mustaches.
Speaking of arson, here is a short clip discussing the profiling of serial arsonists:

Here are facts about arson and serial arsonists:

Exploring Arson Motives and Solutions, a discussion from Australia is here:

Interesting stuff on Pyromania at Stranger than Fiction:

Turns out they aren't all that bright:

Watch these guys set themselves on fire.

This guy runs into the lamp. Left side of the screen. It is awesome.

Arsonist Runs in to Lamp Post KO EPIC FUNNY FAIL OWNED - The best bloopers are here

The next video gave me goosebumps! The Moose and the Match,  the making of an arsonist. 

One day a moose found a box that said "match"
and he stumbled across an egg about to hatch
So the moose took a match and lit the egg on fire
and the life of the egg began to expire
So the moose went on to find something to do.
He found a cow-moose with eyes so blue.
Moose lit a candle for a romantic dinner-
or tried anyway- without her fur she looked thinner.
So the moose moved on-his matches beside him.
he burned everything so company was slim.
He got angry thinking of what he'd done.
so he lit another match and began to run.
He ran by the field, catching it in flame-
the whole forest burning he had no shame
He ran to the next woods, burning them all
every thing crumbling in ash- big or small.
So that's the story of the match-happy moose
who even burned off a part of his own caboose.
His profession is flames-he's an arsonist now.
How he ever lit that first match, I can't figure how.
Turns out the cats are in on it too!

Watch this baby's eyes. Future firefighter or fire setter? You be the judge.

Arson Resources
Juvenile Firesetters What Can You D?o Handout[1].pdf
SD Burn Inst. Juvenile Firesetting

Arson stories in the news


Certified Fire Investigator Training
USFA Arson
Firesetting by Children & Adolescents: Coffee Break Training