Christian Michael Almodova admitted to igniting the fire using lighter fluid, according to the Arroyo Grande Police Department.
Police discovered the dumpster ablaze behind the yogurt shop at 1540 E. Grand Ave. at about 11:45 p.m. Two witnesses identified a suspect and described what he was wearing. Officers located Almodova shortly after.
Almodova is being held in County Jail on suspicion of the felony charge of arson in lieu of $25,000 bail.
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“We have no identified motive,” said Commander Shawn Cosgrove.
Cosgrove said that no damage occurred to the property. Cosgrove encouraged the public to report fires as soon as possible.
“The sooner anyone reports an incident like this , the sooner we can get the fire out,” Cosgrove said.
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