Meet 47-year-old Pamela Graf, a woman who has recently been arrested in Georgia for blaming Barack Obama for the cause of her house fire. Graf, a Forsyth County resident has been charged with arson in relation to the blaze, which occurred while she was allegedly in D.C., attending the Obama’s presidential inauguration. Graf originally claimed that her home was targeted by Forsyth County racists because she was an avid Obama supporter, but after a thorough investigation, officials revealed that Graf was actually involved in destroying her own home. Graf’s boyfriend, 46-year-old Steve Strobel, also was arrested.
Graf’s home was destroyed on Jan. 18 while she was allegedly in Washington, D.C., attending the inauguration. Officials found spray-painted graffiti that included a racial slur and ruled the fire an arson.
The fire, which was heavily involved upon the fire department’s arrival, resulted in a total loss of the structure. “These charges are based on information obtained through scene investigation, interviews and search warrants,” Fire Department Chief Investigator Steve Anderson said. “I would like to commend the entire Investigations Division staff for their fine and diligent work in this case.”Anderson noted the investigation is continuing and additional charges could be forthcoming.
Both Graf and Strobel were arrested on other charges February 3. Graf’s arrest stemming from drug charges unrelated to the fire and Strobel being arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and giving false statements. Both remain in the Forsyth County Detention Center. (Source)