BETHANY, Okla. – Two cars set on fire in the same apartment complex on the same day have police looking for a fire starter.
The cars were set on fire at the Bryan Hill Apartments on NW 36th Street.
The first vehicle, a black Dodge Charger, was discovered early Friday morning on the east side of the building.
The second, a silver four-door sedan, was discovered that evening around 9:30 p.m. on the other side of the complex.
Montrel Boston, who owns the Charger, said he still can’t believe it’s been totaled.
The exterior of the car shows little damage except for hole and cracks in the windshield.
Meanwhile, the interior is charred and melted away.
“My whole dash, my radio, all the wires down in here, the windows, everything is black,” Boston said.
The morning it happened, he said he noticed his car alarm lights were flashing, but the audio alarm wasn’t sounding.
“I came downstairs, opened my door, and there was a bunch of smoke, like a chimney,” Boston said. “It was a nightmare for me. It was my Charger.”
With the flames still burning on his dashboard, he called 911.
“There was nothing I could do but watch my car go to dust,” Boston said. “Tried my hardest not to cry.”
Not only was it on fire, he discovered his radio was missing.
He said he lost his keys sometime before it happened.
Investigators initially thought it may have been connected to a man arrested for breaking into vehicles earlier that morning.
But later that day, the second incident had them questioning that theory and some neighbors concerned.
“The same exact thing happened on the other side of the complex the same night,” said neighbor Dillan Joslin. So, I mean, that’s a little too much for coincidence for me.”
Firefighters say the damage is not as bad as the first, and contend the two fires are simply a coincidence.
Police, on the other hand, say the two are connected.
Fingerprints taken from both vehicles are still being processed.