It was a rude awakening for Patricia Lordi early Thursday.
“My daughter woke me up because she heard a loud bang and the car alarm going off,” Lordi, 47, said. “When she looked out the front window the car was engulfed in flames.”
It was about 12:40 a.m. as Lordi watched her Cadillac ATS burn down to a charred frame of metal, aluminum, plastic and rubber in the driveway of her Pembroke Pines home on the 7800 block of Northwest 15th Court.
Lordi’s home security camera recorded video of someone walking around her car and pouring a likely accelerant over the roof, hood and trunk, before the image turns into a bright flash as the vehicle burst into flames.
“Our RING camera caught someone pouring what appears to be gasoline all over my car,” she said.
Lordi has owned the home since July which she shares with her 32-year-old daughter and 7-year-old grandson. Standing next to her burned out car later Thursday morning, Lordi said she doesn’t know who would have torched her car or why they did it.
“No idea. I’m baffled by it,” Lordi said. “I can’t even begin to imagine why somebody would do this.”
No one was hurt, she said.
Police and firefighters arrived within 15 minutes to extinguish the flames and begin an investigation.
Neighbors were being canvassed to see if anyone else has surveillance video of the person seen running across the street to a waiting car after setting fire to the Cadillac.
Lordi said she did not recognize the person in the video.
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