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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Outhouse Fire! Car Fire! Two Old Faves Together At Last!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:01 AM

click to enlarge The peanut butter and chocolate of San Francisco arson crimes have finally come together...
  • The peanut butter and chocolate of San Francisco arson crimes have finally come together...
Over the past year and change, San Francisco has been host to two sprees of flaming objects (three if you include Harvey Fierstein's just-concluded run as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof): Burning cars and burning outhouses.

If Fierstein and his Torch Song Trilogy were responsible for the following, that would tie everything together all too neatly. That's not the case. But, on Sunday, the city's two major runs of immolated objects merged with the combined flaming outhouse-flaming car extravaganza.

At 4 a.m., police were summoned to Pasadena Street, across Geneva

Avenue from the Cow Palace. There they found the smoldering remains of

a charred outhouse already doused by the fire department. And yet,

wandering "down the street a ways," according to the police writeup,

they came across "another small fire in the bed of a pickup truck."

Let's see the cops try to pin this one on Fafa Chan.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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