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Man Crashes Into Hell, Arson Suspected

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Authorities are searching for a driver who slammed his truck into a Compton restaurant named El Infierno (translation: Hell) around 2:45 a.m. today.

According to City News Service, when firefighters arrived at the strip mall located at the corner of Santa Fe Avenue and Pine Street they found the building and the vehicle—reported by the L.A. Times to be a white Chevy pickup—on fire. They put out the flames quickly and no one was injured.

Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Compton Station say they believe the blaze was a deliberate act of arson based on at least one previous incident at the property. So you could say the man has been to hell and back.