SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The Sandy Springs Police Department is investigating a suspected case of arson against one of its marked patrol cars.
Investigators found the vehicle with a towel stuffed into the tube leading to the car's fuel tank. They say someone set the towel on fire after it was shoved into the tube.
The car was parked in a secured parking deck.
The fire caused some damage to the left rear corner, and forced the gas cap to fall onto the ground and melt.
The police department has requested help from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.