Firing a Claim?

July 14, 2010

A man in Belfast, Maine, is facing charges that he set a car on fire, and then posted photos of the flaming vehicle on Facebook.

The suspect, 36-year-old Asgard Tarick Gilbert, was arrested for felony arson roughly two weeks after local police found a1982 Mercedez-Benz smoldering on River Avenue.

According to the police, Gilbert told officers that he saw the car with a “small campfire” blazing in the back seat. They arrested him after examining his cell phone and computer, and watching surveillance tapes from a local store.

The owner of the car, which wasn’t working, had been trying to sell it.

Photo Credit: Belfast, ME Facebook Page | Click to enlarge