Facebook Video Leads to Arson Arrest

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    Police charged 22-year-old Anthony F. Pettolina (L) and Gerald J. Pettolina (R) with second-degree arson, aggravated arson, criminal mischief and burglary.

    Investigators say a video posted on Facebook led to the arrests of two southern New Jersey brothers accused of setting fire to a vacant mobile home.

    Gloucester County prosecutors say 22-year-old Anthony Pettolina of Gloucester City and 30-year-old Gerald Pettolina III of Westville were each charged with arson, aggravated arson, criminal mischief and burglary.

    Bail for each brother was set at $100,000 and it wasn't known if either man had retained an attorney.

    No injuries were reported in the blaze in National Park, Glocester County which was discovered around 12:45 a.m. Saturday by a police officer who was driving through the area.

    Investigators say a bed inside the trailer, located at 7 Riverview Drive, was lit on fire, igniting the blaze.

    Authorities say a video posted on Anthony Pettolina's Facebook page allegedly showed the brothers in the mobile home before it was burned. It also showed one of them lighting a fire.