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An Exclusive Interview With the Preserves Arsonist

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Like now. Sitting in Patriots Square. Risking capture. Anticipating the media coverage. And having a swell time doing it.

As our conversation winds down, the arsonist says the other CSP members are glaring at him to finish. Our interview lasted more than 90 minutes.

As he rises to leave, he suddenly leans forward and shakes my hand. Fairly firm grip. His breath and clothes smell like nothing at all. He says goodbye and quickly strolls away, head down, slipping into the parking garage door and disappearing from sight.

In like a ghost. Out like a ghost. Another publicity mission accomplished.

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