Earlier this summer, a massive two-alarm fire destroyed part of a clubhouse and half the golf carts at the Kissena Golf Course in Queens (luckily no one was injured). Yesterday, Queens DA Richard Brown announced that 17-year-old Fresh Meadows resident Christopher Cassella was arrested and charged with 39 counts of third-degree arson (38 golf carts+clubhouse) and one count of criminal mischief—his alleged actions caused $400,000 worth of damage. Video apparently showed Cassella and two others who have not been apprehended pouring liquid over the carts. Brown said, "This was no teenage prank. The fire could easily have caused serious injuries to responding firefighters or any people who may have been on or around the golf course."
Queens DA: Torching Golf Carts Is "No Teenage Prank"
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