Police seek downtown arsonists

Police are looking for identification or information on these two jokers shown on surveillance video, trying to burn out a downtown restaurant.

Couple of things strike me. I’m amused that the genius splashing the gasoline around has a cigarette in his mouth. He’s lucky the fumes didn’t ignite around his face.

Also, this incident happened last April 1. I’ve noticed before that police often put out video feelers for identification months after an incident. Is there some legal reason for the delay? Wouldn’t people be more likely to clue into a situation if they saw the video sooner? Or is it just that cops only do this when other investigative avenues have failed?