Shervin Lalezary, an Iranian-born lawyer who moonlights as a deputy, was among hundreds of law enforcement officers who spent the last four days looking for the person accused of setting a rash of car and building fires across the city.
Early Monday, Lalezary pulled over a van in Hollywood driven by a man who resembled a person seen in a surveillance video near the scene of one fire.
With the help of backup officers, he then arrested the driver, Harry Burkhart.”I’ll give him a raise of another dollar a year,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca joked Monday evening.
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