Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This Just In

Another Burning Car

Burnt Out Car

Three cars torched in Västerhaninge

One month ago I showed you a photo of a burning car. Since then there has been a few similar incidents. Just a couple of days after that first fire, another car was stolen, dumped and torched on the same place. That is, just outside my bedroom window (first photo). And just like the first time, the fire fighters took their time, but eventually they arrived. The burning wreck was then left outside the school gymnasium for one week! A big hit both with school kids and pre-school kids. As that car finally was towed away, I found another stolen, dumped and torched car at Stenliden (second photo). It was a new SAAB. And next to that one was a fourth car. By now I had been in contact with the police and a few other people trying to find out if this was being investigated. Then followed two incidents in Jordbro. A drug addict went berserk and vandalised some 25 cars one Saturday night. He was apprehended and claims to have no memory of that evening. Then followed a car burning frenzy. Seven cars parked at three different locations burned on the same night! And just last weekend three cars burned at Ribby in Västerhaninge (third photo). I talked to two women at the scene who speculated that this last incident could have been a personal vendetta as two of the cars had the same owner. Oh, and speaking of incidents, there was an arson attack in Jordbro last week. One of my flickr contacts got a few photos including one where the fire fighters saved the life of a cat found in the empty apartment. I wonder what will happen next?

13 comments:

brattcat said...

Steffe, I find this all very disturbing. Please take care.

Leif Hagen said...

Oj da! Maybe you should consider moving up to Angermanland - that stuff doesn't happen up there!

James said...

About twenty years ago my car was stolen twice in one week and found by the police each time. After that I disconected the battery every night. Then the thief burned my car out of spite.
Sometimes I wonder what causes people to act this way.

Clueless in Boston said...

It's scary to hear about so much crime and vandalism in your area. I guess burning cars is better than burning down houses.

Kcalpesh said...

Sad incidences, especially for the people who really love their vehicles and have to see them torched and reduced to junk.... Hope things remain fine with you.

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Don and Krise said...

It seems as though it is escalating. I would imagine there are people staying up at night trying to catch the person or persons responsible. Stay safe Steffe. I hope whoever is responsible is caught very soon.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It doesn't sound like a very safe place to be. Why do car thieves feel the need to vandalise the car they stole? It's just senseless.
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√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Sounds like they let the lunatics loose after they were rehabilitated.

B SQUARED said...

Our silly politicians would probably try to outlaw matches as a solution to the problem.

Lois said...

This is terrifying! I hope they figure out what is going on soon, before someone gets killed.

Halcyon said...

Wow - what's up with all the violence? Sounds like scary times.

Gunn White said...

Some mad people around!
Horrible !!

Steffe said...

There was one weird incident in Trångsund the other day. Three fifteen year-olds, two boys and one girs set fire to a summer house and then tried to run over a police officer with their stolen car. He had to use his gun to stop them.