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Video: Help LAFD Catch This Couch-Burning Tweaker In Van Nuys
Do you have a stupid tweaker friend in the Valley who likes setting couches on fire?
Well, the L.A. Fire Department would like to have a talk with him because, as it turns out, that's arson, which is illegal. Even in Van Nuys.
Here's a video of your stupid friend from Sept. 29 at the corner of Vesper and Aetna. Hopefully he can at least enjoy this 4 minute, 14 second boomlet of Internet mini-fame, because it's gonna suck spending the rest of the weekend in a cell at the Van Nuys police station.
The phone number for the LAFD's arson bureau is (213) 893-9850. And remember kids, the proper way to enjoy a holiday blaze is a YouTube yule log video, OK?
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