The Vacaville Police Department has reasons to believe that the event which took place in North Bay on Monday, at around 9:00 pm is not random nor a fraudulent attempt of collecting insurance money. According to police records, on Monday, a white Mercedes sedan was set ablaze by an unknown individual. What’s even more unnerving is the fact that someone sprayed-painted the letters KKK on the right side of the vehicle before setting it on fire.
North Bay Car on Fire. Hate Crime Suspected.
Lieutenant Matt Lydon of the Vacaville Police Department revealed a couple of details about the new case involving a burned down Mercedes Sedan. During a press conference, Lydon declared that he had been approached with many questions about the case.
The authorities managed to rule out, so far, anything remotely connected with vengeful acts or attempts to cash out insurance policies. According to Lydon’s statements, the North Bay arson is clearly a hate crime, although the reasons behind it are not fully understood.
From the Vacaville Police Department spokesperson’s statements, we are led to believe that the authorities have already drawn up a suspects list. However, since this is an ongoing investigation, the authorities have decided not to reveal the name of the suspect nor his race, fearing retaliation from the community.
‘KKK’ Message Found Spray-Painted on The Sedan
As for the North Bay arson case, here are the facts, as we know them. On Monday, at approximately 9:00 pm, a 911 dispatcher received a call from William Street. The caller told the dispatcher that a car parked nearby was set on fire.
Firefighters and police officers were dispatched to the area in order to contain the situation. When they arrived, they saw a white Mercedes sedan engulfed by fire. After managed to douse the flames, the authorities saw that a message was spray-painted on the sedan’s right door. According to Lydon, the message was comprised of three letter – KKK, the acronym for the infamous Ku Klux Klan.
What’s even more baffling is that, per the case’s report, the car’s owner was not racist nor was he involved in a race-related scandal.
The Vacaville Police Department is currently trying to determine why the man’s car was a target and what did the individual try to achieve by setting the vehicle on fire. As we said, this is an ongoing investigation, meaning that further details are bound to emerge. We will keep you apprised of any developments.
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