Several Cars Set on Fire Over Weekend

Reported by: Caitlyn Jones

Edited by: Caitlyn Jones
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Updated: 9/03/2013 9:38 am
        An unknown suspect sets several cars on fire, then runs from the scenes.
        Mike Kehrer had just put a 2005 Saturn on his lot at 1-800 Vehicles.com, but his plans to sell went up in flames.
        "I get a call last night about 10:00 fire department's called me and said you've got a little fire at the business, can you come out?" said Kehrer.
        Just down the road at China Moon, manager Duncan Ye was dealing with the same thing
        "They tell me the car caught on fire," Ye said.
        They're not the only ones.
        The Chattanooga fire department is reporting five car fires in the Brainerd Road area within 20 minutes of one another, all set from what appears to be the same method. 
        The surveillance video from 1-800-vehicles shows the suspect putting an object on fire into the gas tank, then running.
        The suspect is so nonchalant about the whole thing, that even police driving by don't notice anything suspicious.
        What's even more strange, the saturn set on fire was right next door to a fire department.
        "I didn't understand why.  We haven't really had any issues with customers, non customers, we've had no problems with the neighborhood" Kehrer said.
        "We've been here 16 years this never happened.  This is the first time," Ye said.
        They hope the video is enough to help investigators find the person responsible.



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