PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are searching for a man they say attempted to light a Philadelphia Police cruiser on fire in the Kensington section of the city.
The incident happened on the 100 block of East Lehigh Avenue, around 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say the suspect placed a napkin into the vehicle’s gas tank and lit it on fire.
The vehicle was parked and unoccupied at the time. Police say they are disturbed at the thought of what could’ve happened.
“It’s uncommon. It would be brazen to do that to any vehicle and certainly dangerous, so we’d be highly concerned, but it is uncommon. Usually when people have criminal intent they’re running away from us, not coming toward us,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with an “S” on the front, black pants and black shoes.
No injuries were reported in the incident.