Mesa replaces giant Christmas tree burnt down by suspected arsonist

  • Source: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
  • Published: 12/20/2017 03:49 AM

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, the City of Mesa was proud to announce the installation of a new Christmas tree at the Merry Main Street to replace the previous tree destroyed by a suspected arsonist last week. Last Wednesday, 34-year-old Samuel Antone Johnson admitted that he started the fire to the tree with a book of matches at 6 N. MacDonald. He did not provide a motive for his actions. Johnson was booked for one count of arson and one count of criminal damage. The City of Mesa quickly replaced the destroyed tree with a temporary live tree at the site.


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