Arson Suspect Arrested

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Friday, December 29 2006 Dec 29, 2006 Friday, December 29, 2006 6:16:45 PM CST December 29, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - The mother of a suspected arsonist in north St. Louis said her son's dream was to be a firefighter. Police have arrested Andrew Franklin, 21, on suspicion of setting at least seven fires in vacant houses in his neighborhood. He could be charged with several more fires. Police won't say why Franklin was kicked out of the St. Louis Fire Department's Explorer program which trains young volunteers. His mother said her son spent as much time as possible at the fire department and even slept at a fireman's house one night when she kicked him out of her home.

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