Tampa-area church arson caught on camera
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials have released surveillance footage showing the arson of a well-known Tampa area church.
A man was caught on camera back on Sept. 18 breaking into the Incarnation Catholic Church in Town ‘n’ Country. Surveillance video showing the man breaking into the church through a glass pane and lighting pews on fire.
You can view the video below:
DO YOU KNOW HIM? On Friday at 10:36 p.m. the suspect broke into Incarnation Catholic Church in Town ’N’ Country and lit several pews on fire. Video shows him pouring flammable liquid onto three wooden pews before setting them on fire.— #teamHCSO (@HCSOSheriff) September 22, 2020
🚨Call #teamHCSO at 813-247-8200 with info! pic.twitter.com/YcVmCVUm7F
“We are working to identify this criminal who broke into one of Town ‘N’ Country’s most popular Catholic Churches and caused significant damage,” Sheriff Chad Chronister wrote in a social media post. “While we are unsure of his motive, it is clear he has no respect for private property or a sacred place of worship. We promise this church community we are doing everything we can to capture this suspect and ensure he is held accountable for his actions.”
Deputies are working with a county fire investigator and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on the case. Anyone with information should call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8118.
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