Arsonist's Portrait

Ricki A. has spent several years in prison for serial arson. The tall, thin Hispanic male, 29 years old and gay, has set hundreds of fires. He was instrumental in making Fresno the “arson capital of California” until his arrest and incarceration. The fire and the men who fight the flames sexually motivate him. He likes to visit fire stations, meet the firemen, and learn all he can about the fire equipment and fire districts. Ricki has memorized all the boundaries of each fire district in Fresno. He sometimes set two fires in a district to cause more excitement. He watched the fire, and in his fantasies, he directed the firefighters in their work. Ricki collected a box of souvenirs from his 23 major fires ...

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