Danville, California (KPIX) — A California woman is facing arson charges for setting fires at three gas stations and a Starbucks, reportedly in protest of high gas prices. Police say 64-year-old Diane Craig used a fireplace log and a lighter to set fires in the restrooms of a Danville, California Arco station, Shell station, Chevron station and Starbucks.
Police arrested Craig Wednesday, June 4th, at a fast food restaurant near the gas stations. She had eight more fireplace logs with her.
Police says Craig admitted to starting the fires and told officers she wanted to do something about high gas prices.
Police say they don’t know why Craig included a Starbucks in her fiery protest.
Regular unleaded in Danville currently costs more than four dollars a gallon.