David Chang

Officials Find Burnt Piece of Paper in Gas Tank of Police Vehicle

An investigation is underway after officials say someone placed a burnt piece of paper in the gas tank of a Philadelphia Police vehicle.

Officials say they found a vandalized radio patrol car in the parking lot of the 35th District headquarters around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The vehicle’s gas tank was opened and the cap was placed on the ground. Officials also found a burnt piece of paper sticking out of the gas tank.

While investigators say the paper had been previously lit, they don't believe the vehicle ever caught fire.

No arrests have been made in the incident. Police continue to investigate.

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