ORegon police are on the hunt for an arsonist to give Hot Wheels new meaning on Sunday.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a Press release he was alerted to a car “completely engulfed in flames” behind a shop on Sunday morning. After reviewing security footage of the area, authorities found a suspect walking towards the car’s gas tank area with something in his hand seconds before the explosion.
“Subject backed away and video showed subject’s hand or arm on fire,” the press release read. “The person was able to remove a piece of clothing on fire and drive away. The fire quickly spread inside the car, which was destroyed.”
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Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene with police to extinguish the flames from the car. The press release states that no one was inside the vehicle at the time of the explosion.
The arson suspect was wearing a dark hoodie, backpack and dark pants in security footage reviewed by authorities. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Property Crime Unit are investigating the suspect.
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The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the crime or who has seen someone matching the suspect’s description to call 503-846-2700.