City of Roswell dealing with car arsonist

Posted at: 02/25/2014 6:37 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Roswell fire department believes a car arsonist has struck again.  Three more cars were torched in driveways, leaving the department investigating nine car fires.

Some people in Roswell are terrified.

"Everybody's scared, our kids, we have three kids in the house, they're still terrified," said Jessaca Wright.

The Roswell Fire Department said an arsonist is randomly torching cars parked in driveways.

Christopher Molina was the latest victim.

His car was torched over the weekend, leaving him with a lot of questions.

"I don't know why I had to be the random person," said Molina.

The weekend before, two cars went up in flames.

Elisha Mondragon’s was one of them.

"First I thought it was personal, like someone is trying to I don't know hurt me," said Mondragon.  "It's not funny, you took away from my kids.  This is their transportation to school, doctors.  It’s my transportation to but it’s mainly for them."

Across town, just a day later, flames destroyed another vehicle.

“Our trucks completely burned.  There's nothing left of it," said Wright.

Wright said her kids are still shaken up.

"We had to get our truck moved, they didn't want to come home, still not sleeping well at night," said Wright.

The fire department says the fires have a number of similarities and they have reason to believe all of the crimes are connected.

“It disgusts me that someone could possibly hurt a family, the car could have blown up, and it could have caught the house on fire with my kids in it.  Who would do that?" said Mondragon.

An Arson Task Force is investigating the crimes.

If you know anything about the fires, call the Roswell Fire Department at 575-624-6800.