Firebomb suspect caught on home security video


A SOUTH OMAHA NEIGHBORHOOD IS ON EDGE TONIGHT — WITH A SUSPECTED FIRE-BOMBER ON THE LOOSE. AS BRANDON SCOTT REPORTS, THE FAMILY HAS BEEN TARGETED BEFORE… AND THEY HOPE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAN HELP TRACK DOWN THE DANGEROUS ARSONIST. SHATTERED GLASS… MELTED LEATHER… THE AFTERMATH OF A FIREBOMB THROWN INTO THE BACK OF THIS SUV. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS? NO, I DON’T HAVE ANY IDEA. NO IDEA. IT BURNED UP HERE. UH HUH. THE SUV BELONGS TO EDGAR VEYRA’S MOTHER… AND SECURITY CAMERAS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FAMILY’S HOME NEAR 23RD AND MARTHA SHOW WHAT HAPPENED SATURDAY MORNING: THE SUV IS PARKED OUTSIDE, NEXT TO THE GARAGE… SOMEONE WALKS TO THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE AND STOPS… A FEW SECONDS LATER — FLASHES OF FIRE. THE SUSPECT RUNS AWAY, WHILE FLAMES SPREAD AND SMOKE FILLS THE SUV BEFORE THE FIRE MIRACULOUSLY BURNS ITSELF OUT. I SHOW HIM THE VIDEO, THE POLICE, THE VIDEO, TOO. YOU SHOWED THE POLICE THE VIDEO, TOO THE FAMILY IS WORKING WITH OMAHA POLICE AND VEYRA KEEPS RE- WATCHING THE SECURITY VIDEO — HOPING TO FIND A CLUE TO HELP INVESTIGATORS CATCH WHOEVER’S TO BLAME. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME SOMEONE’S TRIED TO START THIS CAR ON FIRE. THE FIRST ATTEMPT WAS JUST THE DAY BEFORE — EXCEPT IT WASN’T SUCCESSFUL. SOMEHOW THE BOTTLE FELL ON THE GROUND. YOU CAN STILL SEE THE MARKS WHERE THE FIRE BURNED THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS DANGEROUS FOR THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. VEYRA WORRIES IF THE FIRE- BOMBER ISN’T CAUGHT, MORE DAMAGE WILL BE DONE. HE’S CONCERNED HIS FAMILY’S HOUSE COULD BE THE NEXT TARGET, SINCE THEIR VEHICLE IS NOW A TOTAL LOSS. REPORTING IN SOUTH OMAHA WITH PRODUCER ROGER HAMER, I’M BRANDON SCOTT, WOWT 6 NEWS.

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