Things got a little heated at a Mission District restaurant Sunday night, when a patron attempted to set a fire...twice.

The alleged arson went down at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, at a restaurant near the busy intersection of 24th and Mission Streets.

Though San Francisco Police Department policy means they won't specify the name of the business at which a crime occurs, they're happy to offer other details of the incident. In this case, police say that a 38-year-old man entered the restaurant, then attempted to start a fire once inside the business.

He then fled the establishment, police say, and "set fire to items on the stairs," causing a blaze that was extinguished by an employee.

Police say that a vehicle and a cellphone were lost in the incident, but that they were able to nab the suspect and place him under arrest. As of publication time, the identity of the suspect and any information on what might have motivated the arson attempt has not been released to the public.

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