‘Serial arsonist’ reveals unusual motive to Turkish police
A Turkish man has told the police he set fire to several cars because they reminded him of another car that had hit him and ran away.
More than a dozen cars were set on fire in the western province of Bursa last month.
Local media reported on Sept. 17 that the fingerprints on the cars helped police to identify the suspect.
The man, identified as Adem B., pleaded guilty in his testimony.
“A car had hit me and ran away last month. My arm was broken. I could not see its license plate so I was unable to file criminal complaint against the driver. That is why I started setting similar cars on fire,” said the suspect when asked about his motive.
Adem B. was sent to court early Sept. 17 pending trial.