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Fresno woman allegedly sets brush on fire to get help unlocking car

By C.J. Lin, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/03/2011 11:16:03 AM PDT
Updated: 06/03/2011 12:43:13 PM PDT

A Fresno woman was arrested early Friday after she set a half acre of brush on fire to attract help getting inside her locked car north of Santa Clarita, according to the sheriff's office.
Jena Liberty, 48, had locked her keys in the car near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Highway 138 at about 4 a.m., said Lt. Joe Efflandt of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station.

She tried to use a freeway callbox, but said it was disconnected, Efflandt said.

"To get attention, she decided to set the hillside on fire," Efflandt said. "And she got our attention."

The fire burned about a half-acre of brush before it was quickly put out by firefighters. No injuries were reported.

Liberty, who was on her way to Manhattan Beach, was arrested and booked on suspicion of arson, Efflandt said.



Added: Jun-8-2011 Occurred On: Jun-3-2011
By: gregory_peckory
Regional News
Tags: fresno woman, locked car, brush fire, LA
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States (load item map)
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