Former Maryland police chief arrested on arson charges

The 69-year-old is accused of setting fires as a form of revenge. ABC’s Andrew Dymburt has the details.
1:38 | 03/05/21

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This morning investigators say the alleged serial arsonist seen in this beauty shops allegedly Dow losing homes in gaffes. And setting them on fire. Is a former Maryland police chief who has been using arson as a form of revenge for nearly a decade. I was very shocked somebody who is a former chief here to have somebody going out doing that sudden fires. That's just unacceptable. Authorities say 69 year old David Crawford is the hooded figure seen here running from the scene of one of at least a dozen fires. Investigator Sadie begin hunting for a suspect since the first fire was set in 2011. But it wasn't until 2019 at evidence including B security videos linked the same person to fires across five counties since then officials have been narrowing in on the ousted officer. Investigators finally arresting Crawford after finding a target list that included address is for homes that were burned. While there were no reported injuries to either residents or fire department personnel as the result of these fires the outcome. Could have been very different. Among his alleged victims fellow officers and the man who replaced him after he was fired from his job as a police chief. To go outside farm house engulfed. And have to come in and wake my extremely can get them out of the house. It's just it it knocked me to monies Crawford also allegedly used arson to harass his stepson who moved multiple times but each time he got into a new place police say Crawford burn that home to. Crawford is now charged with multiple counts of arson. And attempted murder fifth. Crawford was denied bond during a hearing yesterday to judge said he believed Crawford was a dangers community.

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