Police responded to a burning bush in Cambridge, but the bush did not speak to them and there was a guy standing next to it with a lighter
Cambridge Police report arresting a man who set a bush on fire in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Avenue early yesterday - and also charged him for a dumpster fire in an alley off Mount Auburn and Athens streets the day before.
According to police, officers responding to a report of a burning bush around 4:30 a.m. found Francis Haugh, 43, of Cambridge, standing next to a smouldering bush with a lighter in his hand. Officers also found "multiple piles of trash that had been burned; one pile was located on top of an electrical outlet."
As firefighters doused the various piles, police took Haugh into custody for both the Mass. Ave. fires and for a fire in a church dumpster off Mount Auburn Street around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday. He was formally charged with four counts of burn personalty, in which the violator is alleged to have placed flammable material next to a building in an attempt to set the material and then the building on fire.
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Turkeys are rampant around there, I'm surprised the TLF let him set fire to one of their favorite haunts without a squawk.
"It was a Kate Bush and I was just running up that hill."
Headline got me lollin, good
Headline got me lollin, good work adamg
Similar reports recently
There were similar reports recently in both Central Square and Harvard Square a week or so ago. I wonder if it's the same person.
I hate answering my own question, but ...
April 11, 2022:
Francis Haugh, 43, 240 Albany Street in Cambridge, was placed under arrest at Cambridge Street on warrants issued out of the Roxbury District Court on a charge of Burning Personality and the other out of the Cambridge District Court charging him with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Class B Substance.
Oct 3, 2021:
Francis Haugh, 42, 240 Albany Street in Cambridge, was charged Possession of a Class B Substance - Crystal Methamphetamine. Officers conducting a drug investigation and found Haugh in possession of a baggy of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
For those who don't know, 240 Albany Street is the BayCove "Wet Shelter" for active alcoholics (and apparently active drug abusers).
5:04 AM (!!!) 10/06/21 Francis Haugh, arson, 19 Jersey Street
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