Police seek man who reportedly burned car

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cape Girardeau police were searching Thursday for the man who set fire to an acquaintance's vehicle after they'd been involved in an altercation. The victim and the unidentified neighbor had fought about midnight Wednesday and gone their separate ways, police said. About 2 a.m. Thursday, the victim heard noises near his car in the 900 block of South Benton Street. When he went outside to investigate, he saw the man he'd fought with pouring lighter fluid or a similar substance on his car. The man set the fluid on fire and fled, police said. The victim doused the blaze with a garden hose and called the police. No arrests had been made in the incident Thursday.

Pertinent address:

900 S. Benton St., Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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