Calvert County Times January 11, 2018 - Page 4

4 Local News The Calvert County Times Thursday, January 11, 2018 Calvert Man Pens Book About Infamous Serial Arsonist write – “Thomas Sweatt, Inside the Mind of a Serial Arsonist.” Each fire had a similar MO -- he used a similar gadget. He would fill a milk jug with gasoline and plug the opening with a piece of clothing that served as a wick. The wick burned plastic for more than 20 minutes and after the fire con- sumed the container, gas fumes escaped and caught fire. In two different fires, el- derly women were unable to escape and later died. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms created a task force to investi- gate the fires and their national lab used that similar signature to solve the case. Riffe, who lives in Owings, is a pro- fessional fire fighter. He was with the Jonathan Riffe DC Fire Department during the latter part of Sweatt’s criminal rampage and was called to several of the fires. So, he fol- lowed the case when Sweatt was arrested and He has been called “th R7B&Ɩf2BF6f7FVBvW&W26W&'67BW&67F'( 6RХFR66Rv7B7vVGBv26VVBЧ&'67BF27vVGBv266W&rBFff7VBf"&W'FW'2Bw&FW'2FvW@W"&V6W6R2#RזV"f&R6WGFr7&R7&VRf&F&ffRfVV2FR&V6f"FR6RЦFRv6wFD2&VRv2&W76&R7&V7v2( FWFF( BvBFv&RFPf"FRFVF2bfW"W'627F'( &Fr66B'67G27vVGN( 27F'2BvVvbFP7vVGBv2FR&W7B6W&6Rf"2v7F'f&W267W'&VBB&WBFR6RFR2FRD2w&FW'2BG&VBBfVBFFW&W7@6W"2FBW6VBFrV6RFFR&67vVGBFRFVƖrb27F'&ffRfVV0vW27vVGN( 2'&W7B#RB6f7Ff"FBR7V66VVFVBvRFW'2fVB&V6W6PCRbFR3CRWfVGVǒ6fW76VBFB6VRv2&fW76f&VfvFW"R7W'&VFǒ6fW"bFRWr&FV6rFGvƖfR6VFV6W2&Vr6W'fVBBFRv&2f"FRƗ2f&RFW'FVB@fVFW&6'&V7F7FGWFFW'&RWFR2fVFVW"vFFVRGV涗&fVFVW &ffRv6( B&fVB6Ɨ7BऔvW&R&WGGV66&VVvFVBFFR&6f&RFW'FVBddB67vVGBw&FR&ffRWGFW"FBv2FR&RЧvW26fW'B6VGWF"F&ffPFFFF2f&VfvFr6&VW"&ffRvrbF&VRזV"rW6vRb6fW"ЦW2F6vRFBvFFR&VV6Rb&26FVFw&Frg&2FRB'F6F2&F'WGFW"&RFB'FB2FV6WfVV'2F76V&RBW&v66( Ēv2VVBw&FrR&ffRv2FRǒw&FW"RvVBFƲF66( R6B7vVGBv2VW7V6W&'67B&6VBआR26WF"&fW2&ffRFBFR6VGFW2FR&ЦVB&fR2bVrvFRWFW&6WV7vVBv0f&VfvFrBSV'2Bg&6W&6Bv&ffP26G&'WFVB&VƖWfW2FB7vVGBv2GG&7FVBFFRVf&0F6WfW&V&ƒv&'f&VfvFW'26F06VBЮ( f&W2FvW&RFF7F( &ffRV&V@p'B&WB7vVN( 2FfF( ĆRvVBvWBvf&PF7F6ƖvFrFV( &ffR6BƖVrBF( 6WV6FV6W2w&Ff6F( ХFR6fW'B6VG&&Bb6VG&GFR7&VV7&W727vv&PBFR'@&ffRB7vVGBvW&RWfW"vVBFVWB6֗76W'2V6W26VGbVC3*f&RB&W67VRW'6GW&rFRF&VRV'2bBPf6W2v&R66VBFRfrG2GW&R&v&RV7FGWFR6F7B&ffR&VvF66VFRFB7vVGB@&V6vFb'FWFW"r"BBw2Fr&v&ffPV7V2FWfVVB( 7'W6( BBFBBPFFFF㠦&RVR6W76gVǐB7WBfb6F7B'WBRB666VFVBFBPFRF&VR6VG6V"6VFW'2v&PFRVFfB6VG6ЧFVFVBF&V6BvGFVFRf&FRvVB&R&P66VBRBV2vVV2vfVV6R6VFW'2v&RVvF&VwRХ7vVGB'RFvWBg&7vVGBB&RFVƗfW&VB"W'2BF涖r@66RR2gVFR"2f&VfvFW"@FW&Rv&R6VG'W26W'f6PFR6fW'B&RW6WVv&PvV@VB'BFRfVFVW"vrBGV涗&ddBBFRVg&RFFrR6WfW&V'2Fw&FRBFV&RFRFf@6fW'BƖ'&'6F2v&PVGv&BVF26VFW"v&P6VBfbWGFW"V&Ɨ6W"Rfǒ6WGFVB66B&066VBFRV&W'26rf"26FVBW&Fd6W2&RW7Br&RФBR'FV7B'&WBR'&vखf&F6fW'B6VGvbЦ6W72Fw&FRrFVƗfW&VBB6WFW&6VG6VFW'2v&RW&VB6W'f6W26&RfVBƖR@&&WB&ffR2&V6VBf"7VF66VBRwwr66BW2fB6fW'B6VG7vVGBG&VBF#"2BGV涗&ddBR6B0FR62f6F"6VFW"v&RvfW&VBf6V&6&ffR'WBFRV&Ɨ6W"2W6FVB&WBFR76&ƗFW2f 66VBFRFRf6F"6VFW"&6WF&FR&BfVV2fRFV֖vBWfVGVǐv&VVg&F&6VХ&W72&VV6Rg&6fW'B6VGFW2FF( BrWffRg&FR6VƖr7F'6W'2&Rg&FF&Vv7VFvfW&VBআF6WFPFRF&Vv&3#FR6&V6W6PF6זW'46VGFW2W@'F6זW'0VFF 6VGV6W2İF66VGVP