Please enlighten me on a plausible reason for someone to set fire to a children's playground [story April 12]. I can only think of four.
An arsonist gets a thrill from watching the flames. Conversely, it seems very difficult to set flame to a playground. How does one get it to burn?
An insurance fraud for money -- but one cannot collect money from a playground one does not own.
A jealous individual wants to take away something they admire. Could it be possible that the blaze-setter resents the fact their home turf has no nice park, so they destroy one that looks like what they wish they could have?
A sadist gets joy from experiencing the pain of others. Happy, joyful feelings overflow, to be able to witness disappointment and pain come to children who usually have a good time at the park and are now barred from playing there?
I can't image that any of these four examples are reason enough to go to all of the trouble it must take, plus the added risk of getting caught in the act.