Oops. Teen posts video of fire at Topeka mall

A Kansas teenager posted a video on social media showing the setting of a blaze that heavily damaged a Topeka mall in December, a court affidavit shows.

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January 26, 2021 - 10:57 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager posted a video on social media showing the setting of a blaze that heavily damaged a Topeka mall in December, a court affidavit shows.

A tip to provided the next day to Crime Stoppers led investigators to the video posted on Snapchat, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Joel Sink, 18, and two other youths face charges that include arson tied to the Dec. 29 fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at the former White Lakes Mall in Topeka.

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