Authorities use sketch drawn by victim to track down suspected arsonist

SANTA ANA, California (WABC) -- Authorities in Southern California used a sketch - drawn not by a police sketch artist, but the victim himself, to help track down a suspected arsonist.

Santa Ana Police say the sketch is what helped them put James Lawlor behind bars.

Lawlor allegedly poured gasoline on a tent where two homeless people were living, and lit it on fire.

A man and woman escaped with no serious injuries.

The man used his memory to draw the sketch.
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