E&P Upholstery & Body Shop of Memphis, Tennessee was the target of arson this weekend, when a lowlife intentionally set fire to 12 vehicles in the shop’s parking lot.
According to local news program, WREG Channel 3 News:
Surveillance video shows the person who did this first threw gasoline under a garage door and tried to set the building on fire. When he was unsuccessful he doused the vehicles outside with gasoline, lit a rag or piece of paper and set them on fire.
All 12 vehicles were gutted out by the flames. However, the damage could have been a lot worse – as the shop did not have a working fire detector. Fortunately, though, no one was hurt. While Memphis police are still investigating the crime, Fred Jones – the shop’s owner – says that it’s possible a disgruntled customer is to blame.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Fred Jones, his team at E&P Upholstery & Body Shop and all the customers who lost their rides.
Don’t let something like this happen to you…
- Make sure that the batteries in your shop’s fire detectors work
- Install the best security system you can afford
- And never skimp on insurance policy coverage