SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Fire Department and Crime Stoppers need your help to track down two arson suspects.
According to investigators, the two men entered the Denny’s at 6110 Interstate 35 North, near Rittiman Road, at 3:18 a.m. on December 16, 2012. About 20 minutes later, witnesses say the pair became upset at the wait staff and got up and placed their menus at the server station. As they were leaving, the suspect in the grey hooded sweatshirt was seen lighting something on fire and throwing it onto a live Christmas tree inside the restaurant. The two then walked out of the restaurant and drove off.
The tree caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames within seconds. Officials say the fire caused and estimated $150,000 in damages and endangered the lives of 20 patrons and workers.
Both of the suspects were white and had short hair. One, who had on glasses and smoked, had a walking cast on his right foot. They drove off in a dark-colored, newer model Toyota FJ Cruiser.
If you recognize either of them or have any information about this fire, please immediately contact Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP (7867), submit a tip online
, or text a tip by texting "Tip 127 plus your tip" to CRIMES (274637).CRIME STOPPERS will pay up to $5,000
for information which leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the Arson of Denny’s #8146 located at 6110 IH 35 North.