L.A. Arsonist Told Authorities He “Hated America”

And thus the link to OWS is complete. He apparently had a mother who was being deported from bad old America so, like a commie who has no respect for private property, he went around setting cars on fire.

Via Belchspeak his name is Harry Burkhart, he’s a 24-year-old German National who was driving a minivan with Canadian plates. Sounds like an OWSer to me. From The Daily Mail:

Authorities last night arrested a German man in connection with dozens of suspected arson attacks that destroyed parked cars, scorched buildings and rattled much of the nation’s second-largest city over the New Year’s weekend.

Harry Burkhart, 24, was booked for investigation of arson of an inhabited dwelling and was being held without bail, authorities said.

Burkhart was arrested earlier in the day because he resembled a ‘person of interest’ captured on surveillance video, reportedly telling authorities ‘I hate America’ as he was arrested.

He was stopped by a reserve sheriff’s deputy in a van being sought by arson investigators.

Fifty three blazes have flared since Friday in Hollywood, neighbouring West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, causing about $3million in damage.

According to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, Burkhart is believed to a foreign national from Germany.

It is thought his mother is said to have faced a deportation hearing in Los Angeles County within the last two weeks.

Gee, I wonder why his mom’s being deported. She must be one of those starving Mexicans we Americans hate so much that we won’t let them sneak in.

So if he hates America why does he need his other to stay so bad?


7 Responses to “L.A. Arsonist Told Authorities He “Hated America””

  1. BelchSpeak on January 3rd, 2012 12:50 pm

    Rob, here is the flophouse apartment he was living in. http://twitpic.com/82ntef

    Most state laws require vehicle registration within 60 days of moving, and I’m guessing that the minivan was his mother’s? So it was registered in Vancouver, and it has been noted on Twitter that he was a resident there for at least two years.

    What would have prompted him to go to Hollywood two months ago? I’m guessing it was to participate in OWS, and after it was disbanded he rented the storefront apartment.

  2. Mitch on January 4th, 2012 2:00 pm

    Just a guess but maybe he came to Hollywood from Germany 2 months ago because his mother was facing extradition to Germany on arrest warrants there?

    Seriously, a German comes to America because his criminal mom faces extradition and drives a car with Canadian plates – this is the “link to OWS”?

    OWS has lots of things to criticize – this is extremely weak.

  3. Rob Taylor on January 4th, 2012 2:16 pm

    SO you’re going to say he’s not a 1) radical leftist and 2) a person who told police he hated America when he was arrested. And that doesn’t scream OWS to you?

    Liar. I’m betting you sat in a camp with him smoking weed and talking about how awesome Che was.

  4. mah29001 on January 5th, 2012 11:26 pm

    There are reports the arsonist was a very far left Jew from Germany. There are many far left Jewish groups whom are AGAINST Israel in Europe.

    I wonder…if the arsonist might have any kind of connections with their U.S. counterparts. One thing is for sure….he doesn’t appear to support Israel either.

  5. Mitch on January 6th, 2012 5:43 pm

    Rob –

    There are millions of radicals around the world, there are millions of leftists, and there are milliions of who “hate America”. They might all be douchebags, but they exist.

    There are how many people involved with OWS?

    It’s not logically possible that if a person meets all 3 criteria then it’s a link to OWS. It’s just silly to say that, and even sillier to accuse anyone who points that out as being a dope-smoking leftist.

    I am a 48 year old corporate VP who makes over $200K per year. When I camp it is with my 5 year old son.

    You really, really should consider decaf. The guy is a nutjob who committed arson in Germany before coming here to “help” his criminal mother face extradition. That’s all there is.

  6. Rob Taylor on January 6th, 2012 7:10 pm


  7. mah29001 on January 6th, 2012 11:51 pm

    The guy was a crazy German Leftist anti-Israel Jew….there are plenty of Leftist Jews whom despise Israel and I believe there are a number of anti-Semites willing to make up a lie stating the guy was “pro-Israel”, but if he’s also affiliated with Occupy Wall Street wouldn’t that defeat that agenda?

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