Fort Worth police nab suspects in 9 vehicle fires

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas police have arrested a woman, her teenage daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend, and two other men as suspects in a string of vehicle fires investigators blamed on arson.

The 39-year-old woman, her 17-year-old daughter, the daughter’s 19-year-old boyfriend and two other men, ages 18 and 19, on suspicion of arson.

Fort Worth arson investigator Brad Sims says the mother had her 8-year-old son with her when the fires were set.

Fort Worth police say nine vehicles were torched within an hour before dawn Saturday within a 2½-mile radius in southern Fort Worth between Texas Christian University and Interstate 35W. An arrest warrant affidavit says gasoline was used to burn the vehicles.

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Sims says the motive behind the fires is unclear, but gang-related activity wasn’t suspected.  

Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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