A 22-year-old man is confronted with multiple charges after setting fire to 13 vehicles on a busy street in Edmonton, Canada.
The incident occurred on Whyte Avenue, a street that is popular with bars and restaurant-goers, on Friday evenings around 8:30 PM.
Officers were called after reports that a man, who had identified the police as 22-year-old Malice Sutton, put gasoline on cars with a jerry can and set them on fire.
CTV News Edmonton showed videos & # 39; s showing the suspect who also lit Molotov cocktails behind a local store, shortly before the alleged arson.
Next Act Pub General Manager, CJ Rowein told CTV News that the man drew a line in gasoline and stuck on the sidewalk after focusing on a number of cars.
He crossed all four cars on the east side of the 104th, crossed the street, and then turned about five or six to this side, & Rowein said.
The police have identified the suspect as 22-year-old Malice Sutton (pictured above)
Sutton is accused of 11 arson counts causing damage, three arson counts with disdain for human life, four counts of possession of fire bombs and one count of attacks with a weapon
A woman whose car was damaged during the attack, Jessica Venne, took to the streets in her red Ford Escape when the suspect poured gas on her hood and set the car on fire, as reported by the Edmonton Journal.
Venne stopped at the intersection of Whyte Avenue and noticed that her car became a target.
& # 39; In me I went, "No, you don't dare," and he poured gas all the way over my hood and lit it right away, "Venne said.
Officers were called to Whyte Avenue after reports that a man with a jerry can ran into gas on cars and set them on fire
Although she was in shock, Venne said she was soon trying to catch the wind as she turned the corner to Whyte Avenue, which helped to put out the flames.
She then crossed over and poured water over the hood and turned off the fire.
There was a slight discoloration on her vehicle, but it was not badly damaged.
Thirteen cars were set on fire during the alleged arson on Friday evening. CTV News Edmonton showed videos & # 39; s showing the suspect who also lit Molotov cocktails behind a local store shortly before the spree started
"I basically fell on my knees and had a little cry because I was just in shock," she said. & # 39; It was very scary to sit in my vehicle with my hood on fire. & # 39;
Jeff Halaby, a local restaurant owner, helped stop the suspect.
& # 39; I was like that, I don't want him to continue on the path & # 39 ;, said Halaby.
& # 39; I had nothing to stop him, so I looked around the restaurant to see if I could find something and I found a piece of plinth. & # 39;
Whyte Avenue where the incident took place is a street that is popular with bar visitors and restaurant-goers
The suspect allegedly drew a gas line and lit it on the sidewalk after aiming at a number of cars & # 39; s
Sutton was knocked down by an ax in Starbucks who carried out the arrest of a citizen before the police arrived and detained him
Halaby said he was following the suspect to Starbucks.
Before he arrived at the coffee shop, Halaby discovered that the suspect had been knocked down by another man.
Sutton is accused of 11 arson counts causing damage, three arson counts ignoring human life, four counts of possession of fire bombs and one count of attacks with a weapon.
No one was injured in the incident.