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Chinese woman ‘torched vehicles’ after dog killed by car

Dog owner from Jilin province accused of a series of arson attacks after pet killed in road accident

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 April, 2017, 1:58pm
UPDATED : Monday, 10 April, 2017, 1:58pm

A dog owner from northeast China has been accused of setting fire to nearly a dozen vehicles after her pet was hit and killed by a car, according to a news website report.

The woman from Changchun in Jilin province is alleged to have carried out a series of arson attacks on cars, vans and electronic bicycles and tricycles over recent months, Cnjiwang.com reported.

The woman, aged 45, was caught with two cigarette lighters in her jacket, according to the article.

She was arrested and the police is investigation is continuing.

One resident in the area was quoted as saying: “We couldn’t even sleep at night, with random spots often torched up. How could we not be afraid?”

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Residents complained that their estate was poorly managed with few street lights or surveillance cameras. Some are refusing to pay their property management fee.

Some insurers are also refusing to pay for claims after the arson attacks, according to the article.