Multiple Cars Set on Fire at Santa Monica BMW Dealership

Surveillance images were released of a man sought by police in their investigation into five vehicles that were set ablaze at a BMW dealership in Santa Monica, reports KTLA 5.

Officers responded to the dealership, which is located in the 1100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that several cars were on fire, according to Sgt. Smith with the Santa Monica Police Department.

The extent of the damages to the vehicle was not immediately known, but the cars appeared to be a total loss.

A man who matched the general suspect description given by a witness was taken into custody, according to Sgt. Rudy Camarena of the Police Department.

It was later determined the man had been misidentified and had since been released, Camarena said.

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