A car in Merced Heights was set aflame by a well-tossed molotov cocktail last night. The flaming bottle was not, as one might expect, part of any sort of political protest. Instead, the incendiary device was was the work of a 40-something perpetrator who sped off in a waiting vehicle.

No arrests have been made yet, but the vehicle belonged to a 22-year-old owner. We like to think this whole thing happened because the kids these days just don't understand how punk rock works anymore.