As if that were not enough with the forest fires, two arsonists have dedicated themselves to burning 50 cars this summer. They are already detained

More than 50 cars burned this summer only in Cantabria: is the balance caused by two resident arsonists in this community, who have just been arrested by the Civil Guard. All this framed in a summer that has been terrible in terms of fires throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

All these burned cars were parked on the street the moment they were engulfed in flames. So also containers and other elements of urban furniture ended up burned.

And on several occasions they have affected the houses that were nearby, with for example the smoke entering the houses or the blinds completely melted. They are imputed two possible crimes: one of damages and another of fire.

Firecrackers to know from a distance if the car had caught fire

As detailed by the Civil Guardthe investigation, baptized as ‘Operation Nusku’, began at the beginning of summer: at that time 10 burned cars were detected in Cantabria.

Although it was only the beginning: in July others joined 29 burned vehiclesof which 14 were in the capital of this region, Santander.

52 cars burned. In total, these two arsonists, aged 20 and 28 and residents of Maliaño and Santander, have set fire to 52 cars and vans in towns such as Piélagos, Santiurde de Toranzo, Los Corrales de Buelna, Santander, Camargo, Ribamontán al Mar, Meruelo, Polanco, Reocín, Argoños and Torrelavega.

In fact, in the early hours of August 20, they were arrested in fragants when they began to burn the last of their victims. Specifically in Torrelavega. For this, they went equipped with various lighters and firecrackers.

In this locality, one of these burned cars, as well as in another caused in Santander and another in Los Corrales de Buelna, the smoke ended up entering the houses, causing injuries due to smoke inhalation.

And not only that, Shattered the windows and melted the blinds as a result of the high temperature generated by the flames.

To this must be added the car itself, which means the owner is left without his vehicle. Yes ok usually covered by insurancecompensation for damages will depend on the contracted policy and its clauses.

burning car

Firecrackers as warning. To perpetrate these fires, they first hunted for the victim on wheels, circulating in their own car or in borrowed cars.

Once they chose the car, they parked nearby and walked to the place. In all cases, the fire was started in one of the two front wheels of the vehicle. And they also placed two firecrackers nearby.

After starting the misdeed, they quickly moved away from the place. Y thanks to the firecrackers, they knew from a distance if the fire had spread or not: if they exploded, the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

These two arsonists will be tried for two possible crimes: one for damage and the other for arson. The applicable penalties, which are included in articles 266 and 353 of the Penal Codeare prison terms of one to three years in the first and between three and six years in the second.

So far this summer, we have come across cases as unusual as they are criminal. This is the case, for example, of the ghost rider who sold more than 300 points on his license to free almost 100 offenders from fines.


Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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