SAN FRANCISCO—A man was arrested on Tuesday, November 15 for allegedly setting a San Francisco Police Department patrol car on fire. Both the SFPD and the San Francisco Fire Department reported to the scene. The crime took place in downtown San Francisco according to police.
Police were patrolling on foot the 800 block of Market Street close to the Westfield San Francisco Centre Mall and the Union Square shopping district.
At around 4:00 p.m. police saw a man approach the patrol car, open the back door, and ignite a fire to the backseats. According to SFPD Spokesperson Officer Grace Gatpandan confirmed that while there was damage to the patrol car, no one was injured in the incident.
Twitter user Karen @spiegelmama tweeted, “Didn’t catch much of it because I was pretty surprised, but here’s a tiny snippet of video.”
Authorities arrested a 34-year-old man in connection to the incident. No details on the individual has been released.