Man arrested for setting multiple dumpsters on fire in downtown Colorado Springs Sunday

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CSPD and CSFD respond to multiple dumpster fire in downtown Colorado Springs (Courtesy: CSFD)

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Police arrested one man early Sunday morning after finding multiple dumpsters on fire.

At 12:40 a.m., CSPD officers saw a dumpster fire in the alleyway west of businesses on N. Tejon Street. A few minutes later, other officers in the downtown area began finding similar fire in nearby alleyways. They found about 10 different dumpsters set on fire.

Survellance video was collected and the suspect was found by CSFD whie John Skidmore, 42, was actively trying to set another fire.

Skidmore was arrested and charged with several counts of arson and criminal mischief. He admitted to setting the fires but would not explain why did so.

The only damage was to the dumpsters and no injuries were reported.

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