Man involved in would-be arson forgets lighter; winds up wanted by police

Philadelphia Police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a man wanted for attempted arson .. yes, attempted arson, the suspect forgot to add a lighter to his checklist.

It all went down February 20th when Philadelphia Police in the 15th District were called to the 7300 block of Revere Street for a report of an arson.

Upon police arrival the home owner stated that an unknown person was observed on video pouring a liquid from a gas container onto her lawn and into the central air conditioner unit.

No attempt was made to ignite the liquid. Police retrieved video surveillance of this incident.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact Detective Severa of the Philadelphia Police Northeast Detectives Division at 215-686-3153 extension 3154.