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Michigan Arson Prevention Committee, Crime Stoppers look for arsonist

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-17 15:03:13-04

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about an arson that occurred in the Spring Lake Village Apartment Complex in Pontiac on Sept. 10.

At 5:30 a.m., a man was observed on surveillance video walking on the sidewalk and approaching a silver 2017 Dodge Journey.

He carried a can of gasoline in his right hand, approached the driver's side of the car and poured gasoline on the rear tire, roof and ground underneath the car. 

He then climbed on top of the vehicle and ignited the fire before fleeing the area, traveling southbound toward Whittemore Street on foot. 

Due to the intensity of the fire, a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and a 2002 Saturn L-100 were also damaged in addition to the Dodge Journey.

The suspect was wearing dark clothing, including a hoodie that covered his head.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee Tip line at 800-44-ARSON for up to a $5,000 reward.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP for up to a $1,000 reward. You can remain anonymous.