Suspect detained in connection with arson at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' house 

click to enlarge A suspect has been detained in connection with an arson at the house "Mrs. Doubtfire" was filmed at in San Francisco. - JEFF CHIU/AP PHOTO
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  • A suspect has been detained in connection with an arson at the house "Mrs. Doubtfire" was filmed at in San Francisco.
Police have made an arrest in connection with the two small fires set at the house made famous in the Robin Williams’ movie “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Officer Albie Esparza said.

Tyqwon Eugenen Welch, 25, of Los Angeles, was detained by San Francisco police about 10 a.m. this morning in San Jose, Esparza said.

The fires were set about 8 p.m. on Monday night at the house in the 2600 block of Steiner Street. The man who lives there, Dr. Douglas K. Ousterhout, 79, smelled gasoline and when he went to investigate, saw his door mat was on fire. His garage door was also set on fire.

Ousterhout put the fires out and called police. There were visible scorch marks on the garage door.

Ousterhout is a plastic surgeon who specializes in “facial feminization” for transgender women.

Welch is believed to be a former patient of Ousterhout.

The Pacific Heights house was made famous in the 1993 movie “Mrs. Doubtfire” that starred the late Robin Williams.

After Williams killed himself on Aug. 1, the house drew notes and flowers memorializing the late actor and comedian.

Welch was booked into County Jail on charges of attempted murder, criminal threats, trespassing, arson and possession of an incendiary device, Esparza said.

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