Two men were arrested Sunday on suspicion of setting a Philadelphia police cruiser on fire.
The vehicle was parked on the 2100 block of S. Simpson Street in Southwest Philadelphia when the fire broke out toward the rear of the car, police said. Crews responded around 3:30 a.m. and doused the flames.
The cruiser was heavily damaged, with the bumper completely burned off and the trunk door almost completely gone.
Investigators used crime surveillance cameras to track two men to a home on the 2100 block of Simpson Street, PPD Sgt. Eric Gripp said. The men, 31 and 59, were hiding on the porch and smelled of gasoline, he said.
Investigators also found clothes in a crate that matched that of the people caught on surveillance video, Gripp added.
The blaze follows a recent trend of Philadelphia Police Department vehicles being set ablaze throughout the city, with investigators indicating they believe arsonists set the fires.