JONESBORO, Ark. – In a recent incident, suspects ignited a fire inside a park bathroom in Jonesboro, but fortunately, the blaze resulted in minimal damage.
The event occurred at approximately 4:29 AM on September 26 at the Allen Park Community Center, located at 3609 Race Street. A 56-year-old man from Brookland had come to the park to play tennis. Upon entering the restroom to use the sink, he was met with smoke emanating from the building. He discovered that toilet paper in one of the sinks had been set on fire. Swift action on his part allowed him to extinguish the flame, after which he contacted the authorities.
The man mentioned that upon arriving at the park, he had observed a later-model white minivan containing what appeared to be four or five white males. While it remained uncertain whether they were responsible for the fire, they were the only other individuals present at the time.
Thankfully, the only thing damaged in the fire was the toilet paper itself.
Consequently, the charge for arson is classified as a misdemeanor, as the damaged amount falls below $500. At present, police are not actively pursuing an investigation into the incident.