Authorities reached out to the public Thursday for help in identifying an arsonist who torched a sedan and a pickup truck last month in front of a Sorrento Valley home.
Home surveillance cameras captured images of the man pouring what is believed to have been gasoline on the parked and unoccupied Lexus IS-300 and Toyota Tundra in a driveway in the 10600 block of Arbor Heights Lane. The person ignited the liquid with a cigarette lighter shortly after 2 a.m. Feb. 3, according to San Diego police.
As the vehicles went up in flames, the perpetrator bolted across the street, got into a white sedan and drove off.
The fire caused an estimated $13,000 worth of damage, officials said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Note: Photo credit – Screen shot, San Diego CrimeStoppers, via YouTube