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Search for Car Dealership Arsonist

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 20-173

Date

Thursday June 25, 2020 5:55 AM

Location

King of Carz dealership 7010 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL
Search for Car Dealership Arsonist

Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are searching for a man who burglarized and set fire to a car dealership in Tampa. 
 
On June 25, 2020, at 5:55 a.m., an unidentified man unlawfully entered the King of Carz dealership located at 7010 East Fowler Avenue. Surveillance video captured him lighting and throwing Molotov cocktail-style bottles inside the business and pouring accelerant on the floor before running away as flames engulfed the building. 
 
"This man's destructive behavior is shameful and we are working hard to find him to determine his motive and ensure he faces consequences for his actions," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "This business was left with significant damage and with all that's going on in our world right now, being the victim of arson is simply not fair to the hardworking owners and employees."
 
Anyone with information is urged to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.