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On July 5, Tyler Carender, 20, was arrested on federal charges of that in fall of last year he committed three arsons at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Oak Crest Middle School in his home town of Encinitas. He lives next to Oak Crest and a block from St. Andrew's.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Encinitas

890 Balour Drive, Encinitas

According to the indictment, in October 2016 he set fire to the Friendship House Counseling and Youth Center building owned by St. Andrew's. Near the end of that month, he set fire to the administration building at Oak Crest. The first fire caused damage of $200,000 and the second $300,000.

In November, according to the indictment, he used a Molotov cocktail to set fire to the preschool building at St. Andrew's, causing $34,000 in damages. He appears before Magistrate Judge William Gallo July 11 at 2:15 p.m. for a bail/detention hearing.

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Visduh July 6, 2017 @ 4:11 p.m.

Is there some special reason that these offenses were charged in federal court? They look like simple cases of arson that violate state law.

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Don Bauder July 6, 2017 @ 8:53 p.m.

Visduh: I don't know the answer to that. Best, Don Bauder

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Ponzi July 6, 2017 @ 6 p.m.

My guess is the use of a Molotov cocktail.

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Visduh July 6, 2017 @ 6:50 p.m.

And that is a federal offense because?

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Ponzi July 6, 2017 @ 7:11 p.m.

"Under federal law, a Molotov cocktail is a device controlled by the federal laws pertaining to firearms and dangerous devices."

Destructive device, (bomb, IED, Molotov cocktail)18 U.S.C. § 921 (a)(3), (a)(4); 26 U.S.C. § 5845

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Don Bauder July 6, 2017 @ 8:55 p.m.

Ponzi: You weren't kidding us. I should learn not to challenge our super-sleuth. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 6, 2017 @ 8:56 p.m.

Visduh: Ponzi produced persuasive paper. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 6, 2017 @ 8:54 p.m.

Ponzi: I think you are pulling our legs. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 7, 2017 @ 2:58 p.m.

Murphyjunk: One time a Chargers quarterback, after a bad game, was crying in the locker room, threatening suicide. The team brought in the greatest psychiatrists in the world -- Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Their attempts to pull him out of his deep depression failed. The quarterback put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Fortunately, the bullet was intercepted. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan July 7, 2017 @ 8:36 a.m.

Probably meant Molotov is a firebomb creating something like a war zone, not yanking your chain.

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Don Bauder July 7, 2017 @ 8:51 a.m.

shirleyberan: Maybe. Best, Don Bauder

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