Posted on April 20, 2014 at 5:04 AM
Sunday, Apr 20 at 7:16 PM
SEATTLE - A man who deliberately set a pickup truck on fire has been arrested.
Officers responded to reports of a truck fire in the 11300 block of Corliss Avenue North shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday.
Investigators say three men and a woman were gathered around the victim's Chevrolet truck. Two of the men got into an argument over the woman. One of the men showed a firearm and then squeezed a container full of an unknown accelerant into the pickup truck and lit it on fire. The man and the woman then fled the scene on foot.
The victim, a 28-year-old male, retrieved a fire extinguisher from a nearby resident and tried unsuccessfully to put out the fire before running off.
Fire department personnel responded to the scene and put out the fire. Besides destroying the truck, the fire also damaged some electrical wires hanging above the truck.
Officers later found and stopped a suspect vehicle, a Dodge sedan, at North 115th Street and Aurora Avenue North.
Both the primary suspect, a male in his 20′s, and the woman from the original group of four were in the vehicle.
The suspect was placed under arrest and both he and the woman were transported to the North Precinct to be interviewed.
Seattle Police Arson/Bomb Squad detectives responded to the scene and are handling the investigation.