Deputies: Man Sets BMW on Fire at Motel

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are searching for the person who torched a car in the parking lot of a motel.

Officers say around 11 p.m. last Sunday, a white two-door vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Holiday Inn on Two Notch Road. Surveillance video shows someone walking toward a blue BMW; a few seconds later, the car burst into flames.

The suspect then can be seen running from the vehicle, but then goes back to retrieve what officers say is the gas can he used to start the blaze.

In addition to destroying the BMW, the fire also caused damage to a black Chevy Impala parked nearby.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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