Saturday, February 19, 2005

US - 22-year-old New Jersey native Christopher McIntosh was arrested on the streets of Philadelphia for allegedly setting fire to a Seattle McDonald's outlet in the early morning of January 20, 2003. The fire which cost about $5,000 worth of damage was claimed on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front. Investigators named McIntosh as a suspect after discovering fingerprint and DNA evidence left on a can of spray paint and sunglasses found at the scene. A former girlfriend also told investigators that she served as a lookout for McIntosh when he set the fire. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia; a Seattle court date has not yet been set.