August 1, 2014
DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) - Police in a Philadelphia suburb say a
19-year-old woman accused of arson was caught on a surveillance
camera singing, "The fire department is going to be mad at me."
Police say Amanda Gessner touched off 7 blazes in trash and
brush between 3 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. Tuesday within blocks of where
she lives in Upper Darby Township.
Officials say Gessner was witnessed earlier in the evening at a
local convenience store singing the ditty about the fire
department. Her tune was caught on the store's surveillance camera.
One fire damaged a home where a family of four was sleeping.
They escaped without injury.
Gessner is being held on $100,000 bail, charged with arson and
Authorities say they have no reason to believe she is connected
to the recent arsons in Coatesville, a few miles away.
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