Oregon woman accused of setting tow truck on fire

By: AP
By: AP

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland woman who allegedly set a tow truck on fire as the driver was preparing to take her car faces arson and criminal mischief charges. A twenty-year-old woman was arraigned last week.

Court papers said the tow truck driver went to a Portland apartment complex Tuesday to tow the illegally parked car and became surrounded by an angry crowd.

The driver offered to release the car for $150, but police said the woman threatened to set the truck on fire if he didn't release the car.

The driver locked himself in the cab and called 911 and was told soon after that his truck was ablaze. He put it out with a fire extinguisher.

The woman's bond was set at $225,000. Her next court date is Thursday.


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