Monday, April 8, 2013

Corralitas Drive: Not What You Want To See When No One's Done Brush Clearance

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 8, 2013, 11:38 AM.  A couple of neighbors reported a car on fire this morning on Corralitas Drive.  When I drove up, there was no apparent owner with the car parked across from the 2 Freeway, below the log cabins.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 8, 2013.  An hour or so later, the LAPD was waiting for a tow truck to haul the car away.  The patrol officers said the 4-door Toyota was registered to an owner in Southgate, but not reported stolen.  They said no owner was around. 

At about the same time, a LAFD Arson Investigator was on the hill looking for witnesses.  Word went out on the Neighborhood Watch email list. 

This was a weird one, since it's been a few years since a stolen car was last set on fire, and that was usually restricted to under the freeway on Rosebud Ave.