Thursday, June 05, 2008

Kindred Spirit

Getalife Girl, the later years...

DANVILLE, Calif. - A Danville woman faces arson charges after she allegedly set fires at two gas stations and a coffee house, saying she was protesting high gas prices. You go, girl! Light em up!

The woman, 64, remained Thursday in a Contra Costa jail on $810,000 bail on suspicion of premeditated arson and burglary. For a first offence? That's high.

Police say the woman used a fireplace log and a lighter to set fires in the restrooms of an Arco station, a Chevron station and a Starbucks on Wednesday. No structural damage was reported at the locations. But all three seemed 'cozier' with a fireplace.

Police later found the woman at a nearby fast food restaurant with eight fireplace logs with her. Was she buying them a happy meal?

She told officers that she was behind the fires and said she woke up that morning wanting to do something about high gas prices. I can so relate!

Police say they don't know why she targeted the Starbucks. Their coffee is too strong. I prefer Gloria Jean's.

Charges have not yet been filed, and it's not clear if the woman has a lawyer in the case. I wish I were an attorney and could offer her my services pro bono.

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