How a Tattoo Gave Away a Suspected Arsonist

A suspected arsonist faces up to 20 years in jail for trying to torch Portland’s Justice Center — and he was easily identified thanks to a tattoo of his name on his back, according to prosecutors.

Edward Schinzing, 32, was one of 30 who broke into the area that houses the city’s police headquarters — under the cover of protests in late May, the Department of Justice said. . .

“Schinzing was identified by a comparison with a jail booking photo and a distinctive tattoo of his last name across his upper back,” the department said. . .

“Schinzing spread a fire that started near the front of the office by lighting additional papers on fire and moving them into a drawer of a separate cubicle,” the department said in its statement. . .

Schinzing was charged with using fire to ‘maliciously damage’ the city’s Justice Center. (Read more from “How a Tattoo Gave Away a Suspected Arsonist” HERE)

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