Caught On Camera: Man Sets A Car On Fire On Purpose In Fresno - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Caught On Camera: Man Sets A Car On Fire On Purpose In Fresno

Posted:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

 There is dramatic video of a car going up in flames in Central Fresno. The owner of the car says the man who did it has been vandalizing her car for months and she caught him doing it.

Lorelei Forrest says she has no idea why the man has targeted her. Forrest says she only met the man once when he kept pulling at the car's door, when she told him to stop, she says he went on a rant. So, she told him to have a good day and she walked away.

"I immediately knew who it was," says Lorelei Forrest.

Forrest's car went up in flames after she says a man set it on fire.

"I came here after I got off the bus and I smelled something," adds Forrest, "I ran over here and there was a whole bunch of puddles of water and my car was torched."

Fresno Police say the man caught on camera is William Garrison. Video from Forrest's cell phone shows the man pouring lighter fluid into the car, lighting a match and the flames started.

"Why? That's the biggest, only question going through my mind," says Forrest, "Why does he keep targeting me?"

Forrest says this isn't the first time Garrison vandalized her car. In June she says she caught Garrison on camera slashing her tires and that's not all.

"He broke this door, took my clothes, threw them on the ground over in that area and lit them on fire," adds Forrest.

For the past two months Forrest has cell phone video showing Garrison breaking a car window, taking pictures of the car and her cell phone camera and ripping the cardboard covering her broken window off. Even though her car is destroyed, Forrest is just happy that her ordeal is over.

"I thought it was a blessing in disguise," she says, "I had a felony on camera and the police department would finally be able to do something about it."

The man in the video is facing charges of arson and vandalism. He is in the Fresno County jail.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • A Baby Boy Is Born At A North Fork Gas Station

    A Baby Boy Is Born At A North Fork Gas Station

    A woman on her way to a doctor's appointment suddenly goes into labor and ends up giving birth in a North Fork gas station parking lot.
    More >>
    A woman on her way to a doctor's appointment suddenly goes into labor and ends up giving birth in a North Fork gas station parking lot.

    More >>
  • Dinuba Residents Want Answers: Why Are Streets Full Of Water?

    Dinuba Residents Want Answers: Why Are Streets Full Of Water?

    People living in Dinuba say for nearly two weeks water from a broken valve has been flowing down gutters into storm drains.Residents say city crews are not answering their questions and they want answers on when it will be fixed.More >>
    People living in Dinuba say for nearly two weeks water from a broken valve has been flowing down gutters into storm drains.Residents say city crews are not answering their questions and they want answers on when it will be fixed.More >>
  • Helms Power Plant Turns 30

    Helms Power Plant Turns 30

    The Helms Pumped Storage Plant is now 30 years old. The engineering marvel has been undergoing a renovation in the past few years. Wednesday P.G. E. gave KMPH Fox 26 News a rare glimpse inside the hidden power plant in the high Sierra. The plant is located 50 miles east of Fresno and sits underground near Wishon Reservoir. Back in the 70's it took construction crews seven years to bore a cavern through the mountain of granite and create the plant for P.G. E. It takes two reservoirs to make He...More >>
    The Helms Pumped Storage Plant is now 30 years old. The engineering marvel has been undergoing a renovation in the past few years. Wednesday P.G. E. gave KMPH Fox 26 News a rare glimpse inside the hidden power plant in the high Sierra. The plant is located 50 miles east of Fresno and sits underground near Wishon Reservoir. Back in the 70's it took construction crews seven years to bore a cavern through the mountain of granite and create the plant for P.G. E. It takes two reservoirs to make He...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.