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Arson Wire

2013_7_PlaywrightArson2.jpgEarly in the morning on July 5, someone set fire to an American flag hanging from The Playwright Irish Pub in Midtown, causing $3,000-$4,000 dollars' worth of damage. A 26-year-old Greenpoint man named Jeffrey Schorfheide?maybe the least clever (alleged) arsonist of all time?has reportedly confessed to the crime, after getting caught on camera setting fire to the flag with a lighter and taking pictures of it with his phone while smoking a cigarette. [WSJ]