Man in garbage bag “suit” sets fire to trash trucks

Bizarrely dressed arsonist caught on camera causing millions of dollars worth of damage at Florida waste facility.


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still of surveillance footage of the garbage bag-suited suspect
The appropriately disguised arsonist was caught on a surveillance camera
(Broward County Sheriff's Office)

A man dressed in black garbage bags set fire to several garbage trucks at a Florida waste management business, causing millions of dollars worth of damage.

Wearing a “garbage bag type suit” complete with googles, the suspect forced his way into the Pompano Beach Waste Pro facility by torching the gate just after 2 a.m. on October 18, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Surveillance footage released by deputies on Friday shows the trashy trespasser with what looks like a gas canister setting several garbage trucks alight on the property.

He is then seen opening a door to the business and placing a clear bottle of liquid on the ground before igniting it, causing the building to burst into flames.

The bespokely suited arsonist then made his getaway in a black sedan, deputies said.

The fire destroyed at least 10 frontline trucks collectively valued at more than $3 million, the company told local outlets.

“We are saddened that such an irresponsible act could occur. Our drivers consider these $300,000 to $380,000 high technology trucks as their office and are proud to drive them,” Russell Mackie, Waste Pro’s regional vice president in Southeast Florida, said in a statement.

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