Friday, March 23, 2007

Grant Barnes

Denver, Colorado, U.S. - Police have arrested Grant Barnes, a 24-year-old man they believe was responsible for torching four high-end SUVs and Hummers in the upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood. Police believe that Barnes and at least one other person constructed and planted some sort of "sophisticated" moltov cocktail type device on the vehicles. Police claim to have arrested Barnes after suspicious materials were found in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop in the Cherry Creek area.

A number of days after the arsons someone wrote the letters "ELF" on the window of one of the damaged vehicles. The letters may be a reference to the radical pro-environment Earth Liberation Front who have targeted SUVs and other low fuel efficient vehicles through arson in the past as a statement against over consumption and global warming.