Boy on Scooter Cost Wal-Mart $1M With Arts and Crafts Arson
A 12-year-old boy in Southern California reportedly caused $1 million in damages at a local Wal-Mart after setting fire to the store’s arts-and-crafts section. Police in Barstow said the boy used a lighter to start the fire while riding on his scooter on Wednesday afternoon. Some employees had to be treated for smoke inhalation after they were unable to put it out with fire extinguishers. Apart from the damages, the store also had to be shut down for several days while workers and firefighters dealt with the aftermath. The boy was arrested and taken to a juvenile facility, police said. His identity has not been released.