HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- A sports utility vehicle was drenched in gasoline
and set ablaze in an alleged dispute over a lost court case.
The 1997 GMC Yukon was completely destroyed, Burbank Fire Capt. Bob
Reinhardt said. The damage was estimated at around $25,000.
"We have a possible suspect at this time," he said, "but the
investigation is pending."
The alleged arsonist may have been involved in a civil dispute with
Andre Aslanyan, 30s, the owner of the vehicle, Reinhardt said.
"The possible suspect had taken this gentleman to court for an
undisclosed amount of money," he said, "and he lost."
The vehicle was parked at a curb in the 900 block of East Orange Grove
Avenue at 4:40 a.m. Saturday when it was set afire.