Teen couple arrested for spate of Brooklyn yellow school bus arson fires

Wes Parnell, New York Daily News
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A teen couple were charged Saturday with setting five Brooklyn yellow school busses on fire in recent weeks, police said.

Czhine Samuel, 18, and Shamell Jervey, both 18, were arrested outside their East Flatbush apartment for allegedly torching the busses, all within half a mile of their home, cops said.

The duo, who police believe are dating, began their spree around 10:20 p.m. Nov. 1st when they set a school bus parked at Albany Ave. and Farragut Road on fire, according to police.

The couple went on to light a second school bus on fire on Avenue D near Schenectady Ave., just down the block from their home, around 11 p.m., police said.

Less than two weeks later, the couple lit two more school busses on fire in the same night, authorities charge.

The firebugs set fire to a bus parked across from Public School 208 on 49th St. near Avenue D, a couple blocks from their home, around 12:54 a.m. Nov. 12th, cops said.

Later that day and less than a mile away, the couple set a bus on fire on E. 45th St. near Farragut Road around 6:15 p.m., according to police.

On Thursday around 10:30 p.m., the couple set fire to a bus on E. 45th St near Avenue D, two blocks from their home, cops said.

When police arrested the duo on Saturday Jervey was wearing the same shirt he had on in video footage released by cops Friday, sources said.

The couple were charged with arson. Their arraignments were pending in Brooklyn Criminal Court Sunday.


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