Dangerous arsonist: Help Pierce County detectives identify man who ignited car fire

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An arsonist is caught on camera running from a car engulfed in flames and Pierce County detectives are hoping you can tell them his name.

He struck around 4:30am on Friday, July 24th.

The Ford Mustang destroyed by the flames was parked outside a tattoo shop on Pacific Ave. South near 112th St. South in Parkland.

“You see somebody in the video who comes up and intentionally lights the car on fire,” says Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “There’s a second person there, we don’t have them identified, but with the one person on video we’re hoping somebody recognizes who it is and why they would set that particular car on fire and if they do, let us know because that could have been a lot worse than it was just burning that car down.”

Investigators think the suspects lit an object on fire, then threw it on the roof of the car`s convertible soft top.

Detectives think the suspect caught on camera is white, in his 40`s or 50`s, with a medium build and facial hair. He was wearing a dark-colored zippered hoodie with blue sleeves and a light-colored baseball hat worn backwards.

If you recognize him, call an anonymous tip into:

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

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