Man Arrested After Burning Two Homeless People


Los Angeles Police arrested Phillip Darryl Cole, 54, on Saturday afternoon for allegedly burning two homeless people in an encampment in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood in South L.A., according to the L.A. Times.

Police haven't revealed many details about the incident or victims, but what we do know is that early Thursday morning, a man doused a tent with flammable liquid and lit it on fire. The victims are alive but were seriously injured.

Police identified Cole, a local transient, on a bus bench near Florence Avenue and Figueroa Street. Likely because he poses a huge flight risk, Cole is being held on a stiff $1.27 million bail.

As always, the homeless have it rough. But this year has been especially bad in L.A..