David Pitts - the university's chairman of the Department of Public Administration and Policy - was arrested by D.C. police and charged with burglary and destruction of property in the incident at 3 a.m. A police report accuses Pitts of breaking into the mall and setting a fire in its parking garage. Pitts was reportedly found with matches, lighters, gloves, a newspaper and black liquid substance. Plus, there was evidence of a small fire still visible. Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/0...lary-destruction-of-proper.html#ixzz3CZ9YCDSC Follow us: @ABC7News on Twitter | WJLATV on Facebook According to his arrest documents, near about 1 a.m. Thursday, Montgomery officers spotted Pitts setting a chair on fire near a guard shack at his apartment complex's parking garage, reports The Washington Post. He then lit a newspaper in front of a Starbucks and then set a fire in the woods off Embassy Park Drive. Officers immediately informed the D.C. police who arrested him after a small chase. http://www.hngn.com/articles/41599/...ment-head-arrested-burglary-arson-charges.htm He later admitted entering the building, but "blamed [it] on a disoriented state and a need to obtain an envelope in his name containing a prescription from the office of his psychiatrist who has an office on the third floor." Officers later searched Pitts' home, and found 5,431 prescription pills including Cialis, Ambien, Lunestra and Hydrocodone. http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...ested-Accused-of-Setting-Fires-274184541.html He maybe a serial arsonist. He had just been at an event At a Marriott that had a fire. There are his tweets about it here: David Pitts @davidwpitts Follow Police: fire dept is detaining everyone... Fire: Marriott is detaining everyone... Marriott: "I just got here." #MarriottSuperFail 8:03 AM - 30 Aug 2014 Washington, DC, United States http://twitchy.com/2014/09/05/ameri...sted-for-setting-fire-in-mall-parking-garage/ https://twitter.com/davidwpitts David Pitts @davidwpitts Follow How long does it take to put out a fire for which there is no smoke?