Police: Man Arrested For Setting Fire To Van

Reported by: Paris Lewbel
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Updated: 1/13 7:46 am
A man set his mother's minivan on fire, disappeared then returned to the scene a short time later and admitted the crime, according to Lexington police.

Crews were called to the 1300 block of North Cleveland Road at around 10 p.m. Sunday and found a minivan engulfed in flames.

Firefighters called an arson investigator to the scene.  Police said the van's license plate had been removed and the VIN had been scratched off.

According to court documents, Antonio Adams, 26, returned to the scene over an hour later and admitted to fire investigators that he set the fire using gasoline and an ignition source.

Police said the minivan belonged to Adams' mother. Police said they didn't know why Adams set the van on fire.

Adams is charged with 3rd Degree Arson. He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
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