MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman is facing several charges after police said she attempted to set a Broward Sheriff’s Office cruiser on fire while the deputy was stopped at a traffic light on Sunday evening.
The woman, identified as Toni Carr, 25, is facing charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Attempted Arson, Criminal Mischief and Felony Violation of Probation.READ MORE: New Daily Virus Cases In Florida Lowest Since July
Police said it happened at around 9:50 p.m. at the intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and West Sunrise Boulevard in Central Broward.
Investigators said that a deputy was sitting in her police vehicle at the stoplight, when Carr walked up to the vehicle, started banging on her window, and proceeded to break off the driver-side mirror.READ MORE: Spacex's 1st Tourists Homeward Bound After 3 Days In Orbit
Police said Carr then walked to the rear of the vehicle, opened the gas tank cover and removed the gas cap. Carr placed paper items into the gas tank and used a lighter to set a lottery ticket on fire.
According to the arrest report, the deputy believed Carr was intending to set her vehicle on fire. That is when the deputy got out of the vehicle and ordered Carr onto the ground. Carr complied and other deputies arrived to help place Carr into custody.MORE NEWS: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
BSO’s Violent Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the incident.