A man was arrested last week in connection with the torching of a car on a Silver Lake street, an incident that some resident say stems from a long-standing neighborhood feud. L.A.Fire Department arson investigators are looking into the burning of a Lexus sedan on the 1300 block of McCollum Street last Friday night. The scorched Lexus, which was set ablaze with gasoline, was still parked today on the street lined with tidy bungalows and towering palm trees. What appears to be a relatively calm street had been the scene of a lengthy feud that some neighbors claim culminated in the Friday night fire, according to the HaFoSaFo blog.
LAPD Senior Lead Officer Al Polehonki said that a man named Stuart Robinson had been arrested and booked on a charge of arson but he had no further information. Polehonki said he had heard about a neighborhood dispute on McCollum last year. “I believe that it was over barking dogs and that the parties were seeking legal help thru attorneys.”