Mrs. Doubtfire House Set on Fire

The famous Mrs. Doubtfire home in San Francisco's Pac Heights was set on fire last night, police say.

The house, which was the site where late-comedian Robin Williams played the role of Mrs. Doubtfire, is now the home of  Dr. Douglas K. Ousterhout, a plastic surgeon who works on transgender patients. NBC reports that police are looking into whether the home, located at 2640 Steiner Street,  was targeted because of his line of work. 

[jump] Ousterhout told CBS News that he's been having problems with a former client, but didn't go into detail. Police did not say it was a hate crime. 

The fires, which were set at about 8 p.m., burned a doormat and the side of the garage. Nobody was injured and no arrests were made. 

The home became a makeshift memorial for Robin Williams who committed suicide on Aug, 14. 

Ousterhout told NBC Bay Area he wanted to buy the home shortly after the 1993 movie, describing it as “convenient” to his work in the Castro, a “nice bachelor pad,” albeit “small.”

[via NBC News]

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