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Incident Report for Case #2018-68524

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

02/23/2018 - 11:45 PM


600 block State St.


Liam G. Woods-Smith, age 44, no permanent address
Woods-Smith was arrested for arson.


 There was a man with a smile on his face standing near a burning State St. kiosk Friday night. A responding officer asked him if he did this. He said, "I did." The 44-year-old then produced a California identification card and threw a lime green lighter on the ground. He explained he started the fire "with this." After confessing, he next old the arresting officer he as taking "the fifth." The drunken man was arrested for arson. Madison Fire arrived to put out the blaze which a City of Madison Mall Concourse supervisor estimated caused several thousand dollars damage.

Released 02/26/2018 at 9:53 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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