CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Florida man sets porch on fire

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(CBS) — A man was caught on a home surveillance video setting fire to a porch in Wimauma Florida, deputies say.

Now, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying the arson suspect.

Deputies say the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The video shows an unidentified white male putting a bottle with an unknown substance and paper wick on the porch of a home on Carlton Lake Road.

According to deputies, the suspect ignited the device, which caused a small explosion. He ran west from the home, and the fire continued to burn on the porch until a neighbor alerted the resident of the home, deputies say. 

The resident came outside to extinguish the fire with a garden hose, deputies say, and about $100 worth of damage was done to the home. 
 

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