Watch Video of Serial Arsonist

Search for suspect continues believed to have ignited 13 arson fires in San Jose.

Screenshot of serial arsonist caught by video surveillance. Courtesy SJPD
Screenshot of serial arsonist caught by video surveillance. Courtesy SJPD
In this security surveillance video, before a Victorian home in San Jose at 17th and St. John streets went up in flames, a tall, thin man wearing loose clothing walks by neighbor's security camera.

Area law enforcement and fire officials believe he may be the man who's been striking fear in the hearts and minds of South Bay residents after setting ablaze more than a dozen fires since Wednesday, Jan. 8. 

The San Jose Firefighters Local 230 union is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction/
And the San Jose Police Department has released the sketch of the possible suspect with the hopes that the public will help law enforcement in arresting the suspect.

According to police, the suspect is either white or Latino, between 25 and  40 years old, standing at least 6 feet tall and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. 

Eyewitnesses have told police he wears loose clothing and large-frame glasses and is thin.


Serial Arsonist Strikes Fear In South Bay

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Marilyn Leonard January 14, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Very scary! I don't understand what motivates someone to do this. I hope he is caught very soon.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz January 14, 2014 at 07:13 PM
It's called a "Pyro".


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