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Man arrested on suspicion of arson

Gretchen Hoffman

GLENDALE -- Glendale Police arrested a man on suspicion of setting

fire to a car after its owner told him to stop living in his frontyard.

The victim told police that transients have started to live in his and

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a neighbor’s frontyards on Verdugo Road, south of Dixon Street, according

to the police report.

The victim told a 49-year-old man to leave, and that he couldn’t keep

his belongings in an unlocked car in the victim’s driveway, police said.

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The transient threatened to kill him and set his car on fire, police

said.

Shortly thereafter, at about 8 p.m. on Thursday, the victim looked out

his window and saw the white 1982 Mazda in flames, according to the

police report. Investigators believe the fire started in the car’s back

seats.


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