Transient faces six years for Santa Rosa post office fire


(Santa Rosa-AP) -- A transient who admitting setting a fire in
the lobby of Santa Rosa's main post office could face six years in
prison.
The April blaze destroyed hundreds of pieces of mail and caused
some 200-thousand dollars in damage.
Benjamin John Zebora is scheduled for sentencing October second
in Sonoma County Superior Court.
Yesterday -- Zebora pleaded no contest to one count of arson and
apologized for the fire. He started the blaze by pouring gasoline
through a mail slot and lighting it.
Deputy Public Defender Karen Silver said her client was mad at
the Postal Service because he lost two thousand dollars worth of
postal money orders and the post office wouldn't replace them.

(Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

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