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Only thing roasting at coffee shop are beans — thanks to cops
First Published Aug 04 2014 10:24 am • Last Updated Aug 04 2014 02:06 pm

A 47-year-old woman was behind bars Monday after allegedly being caught in the act of trying to burn down a Salt Lake City coffee shop.

Salt Lake City police say officers on routine patrol spotted the woman outside the Beans and Brews at 500 E. 906 South about 3 a.m. Monday. As they watched, she allegedly stuffed newspaper around the front doors and set them afire.

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The officers quickly extinguished the flames, however, and responding firefighters made sure the scene was secure.

The suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle with officers.

She was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of arson and resisting arrest.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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