Nov 23, 2022

Police: Molotov cocktail damages Hays woman's car in Salina

Posted Nov 23, 2022 4:43 PM

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

SALINA — A car fire early Wednesday morning in west-central Salina is being investigated as an arson.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said Wednesday that officers and Salina Fire Department personnel were called to the 200 block of South  Clark Street for the report of a car fire.

When they arrived, they found a 2006 Pontiac G6 ablaze. Forrester said the front driver-side window was broken and a molotov cocktail was in the front seat.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze fairly quickly, however, the car sustained a great deal of damage.

Forrester said the owner of the car, a 41-year-old woman from Hays, told police that she had left the car there with a friend.

The car was valued at $3,000.