Police Say Man Started Fire, Hallucinated Flaming Bush was Moses

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TRUCKEE — A homeless man was arrested Tuesday night after police say he gave information that suggested he lit a fire, hallucinated the flaming bush was Moses and that it was talking to him.

Truckee Police Officer Pat Shaffer noticed a fire burning near the Sierra College campus and also saw someone trying to suspiciously leave the area.

Responding officers stopped the suspect before he could leave the area.

Police identified the suspect as Scott Stevenson and charged him with felony arson.

Stevenson was reportedly passing through the area.

The fire was put out by Truckee Fire and Cal Fire.

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