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15-year-old girl arrested after attempting to start Milwaukee Police squad car on fire

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 18:19:38-04

MILWAUKEE -- A 15-year-old girl was arrested after she attempted to start a Milwaukee Police squad car on fire Saturday night.

It happened just after 10 p.m. -- in the 5300 block of N. Long Inland Drive. 

According to police, the teen tried to start a squad car on fire as the officers were inside a home nearby on an assignment.  

Neighbors called 911 when they observed smoke from the vehicle. Police responded and the teen was taken into custody.

"It was crazy, I never saw anything like it," a neighbor said. "It was like in flames, it was real big. I thought the car was going to blow up."

Police say the vehicle sustained minor damage to the rear wheel wells.

No one was injured.