Man Filmed Torching Patrol Car Outside Hawthorne Police Station

A man was arrested on suspicion of setting fire to an unoccupied patrol vehicle outside the Hawthorne Police Department in Los Angeles County, California, on December 5.

Footage released by Hawthorne Police shows the man dousing the vehicle in accelerant and setting it on fire at around 12.15 am on Thursday morning. Police said the vehicle was completely destroyed.

Elmer Maldonado, a 24-year-old Hawthorne resident, was taken into custody following the incident, police said in a press release. Credit: Hawthorne Police via Storyful