On 9/27/16 at about 1725 hours, the Sturbridge Public Safety Complex received a call reporting a fire in Wal-Mart located at 100 Charlton Rd. The initial caller reported seeing a fire in the Jewelry section. The caller was advised to evacuate the store. Members of the Sturbridge Police and Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon arriving to the scene it was determined three different fires were set throughout the store. All three fires had been extinguished by Wal-Mart staff and several customers who used the Fire Extinguishers that were located throughout the store.
Members of the Southbridge, Brimfield, Spencer and Charlton Fire Departments also responded to the scene to assist with ventilating the building and ensuring the building was safe for re-entry.
An immediate investigation by the Sturbridge Police and Fire along with members of the State Fire Marshalls Office ensued. It was quickly determined that the fires were deliberately set. Review of the Wal-Mart video surveillance system assisted investigators in identifying Wal-Mart Employee, Maiya Cruz of 261 Ashland Ave in Southbridge as a suspect in the fires. “After the fire Cruz was seen fleeing the area in a dark colored Saturn. The investigators called her on her cell phone and asked her to come to the station for questioning and Cruz hung up the phone on them” Said Chief Ford. “At this time the Sturbridge Police are seeking an arrest warrant for Cruz on three counts of Burning a Building Contents, three counts of Destruction of Property over $250 along with Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace.” Said Ford. If you have any information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Cruz please contact the Sturbridge Police at 508-347-2525 or the Massachusetts State Fire Marshalls Arson Hotline: 1-800-682-9229.
At this time Wal-Mart will be closed due to smoke and fire damage. At this time we do not have a cost associated with the damage or when Wal-Mart will re-open
As soon as I heard about this fire the first thing I thought to myself was, “guaranteed they’re from Southbridge.” Because Southbridge is always gonna Southbridge. Good thing she hung up the phone though. Now the police will just give up their investigation. That should fix the problem.
Look, we’ve all had bad days at work before, but you don’t burn down your place of business. You release a bunch of frogs or cropdust the hell out of the joint before you leave. But you don’t set three different fires in various parts of the store unless you’re a complete psychopath who just got dumped by Andre Rison.
Maiya Cruz seems like a real winner too:
Sometimes she gets really bored:
And sometimes the only thing you can do to cure your boredom is burn down the Sturbridge Walmart.
She’s totally not into herself or anything like that:
Because people who exclusively post selfies don’t have any sort of issues with narcissism.
And in the least surprising turn of events ever, her boyfriend rocks the ultimate symbol of hoodrat dooshnozzles everywhere – the flat brimmed Chicago Bulls hat:
I swear to God, this is an epidemic. That hat is like walking into Papa Gino’s wearing a gigantic neon sign that says, “I’m not buying anything, but I’m gonna order a water, fill it up with Mountain Dew and sit here for three hours with my boys anyway.”
Anyway, shouldn’t take long before she’s arrested. Seriously though, someone could’ve gotten hurt. Good job by the alert customers and employees to put the fires out and protect us all from this Southbridge hoodrat.
P.S. Please don’t mess with this lady’s car:
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