Greenway Arson

On Saturday night some idiot started almost a dozen fires along the Greenway trail, burning a couple of fences and a lot of grass and weeds. The photo here shows the smallest spot. Fortunately, firefighters and alert neighbors managed to douse all the flames before they spread to homes along the trail. We’re already into fire season around here, and—after last year’s catastrophe—stupid crap like this makes for a lot of nervous residents in Santa Rosa.

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They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

5 response to "Greenway Arson"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 20, 2018

    Unbelievable!!!! After what Santa Rosa has gone thru what kind of moron could even possibly think of doing anything like that!
    (thats the Shirley Temple version of what Im really thinking)

  2. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: June 20, 2018

    I’ll second Rich. Unfortunately some people get really excited by fires (apparently not sexually according to a psychiatrist on the radio recently) and so they light them. I think some people do it just because they are arseholes.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: June 20, 2018

    There are quite a few bushfires started by arson here, too. It’s hard to get in the mind of someone like that.

    BTW, the crew thinks the photo through the reeds of the heron along the river looks like another good floatie spot. They are keen to come visit you – I said it was unlikely anyone else would want to ride with a smelly reptile and amphibian with thin ‘skin’ material and high demands.

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 20, 2018

    Unfortunately, our delightful Greenway–like most urban bike paths in the US through wooded areas with ample opportunity for hidden campsites (including the Sacramento – Folsom trail)–attracts some unsavory denizens who cause trouble from time to time. At this point no one knows the identity of Saturday’s arsonist. Could have been someone illegally camping along the trail, or a kid passing through, or anyone else. Given the time each fire started and the distances between them, investigators suspect the arsonist must have been traveling by bike, which makes it extra annoying to me.

    As to “unlikely anyone else would want to ride with a smelly reptile,” that’s what everyone says about Old Grumble-Face!

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