L.A. Arson Suspect's Mother Linked To 'Erotic Massage' Business

Arson suspect mother Dorothee Burkhart
Arson suspect mother Dorothee Burkhart

The arrest of a 24-year-old man in connection with more than 50 intentionally set vehicle fires in Los Angeles in recent days has revealed that his mother is linked to a Hollywood erotic massage business and faces extradition to Germany.

The arson suspect, Harry Burkhart, stands accused of setting 53 vehicles ablaze in several L.A. communities during the New Year's holiday weekend, causing $3 million in damage. It appears that Burkhart was angered last week during a court hearing for his mother, Dorothee Burkhart, who faces possible extradition relating to 19 charges of fraud in Frankfurt.