Maine police say man torched old Mercedes and posted photos on FacebookBy AP
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Police: Man torches car, posts photos on Facebook
BELFAST, Maine — A 36-year-old man was arrested on Monday and faces a felony arson charge after he allegedly set a Mercedes-Benz on fire and then posted photos of the burning vehicle on Facebook. The Bangor Daily News said the arrest came two weeks after police found the burning 1982 Mercedes.
Police said the man told officers he saw the car with a “small campfire” in the back seat.
The Bangor Daily News said the charge came after police scrutinized surveillance tape from a Belfast store and seized the man’s cell phones and computer.
Police said the owner of the non-working car had been trying to sell it.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, www.bangornews.com
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