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Crime Stoppers May 13: McCalla woman wakes up to find three vehicles on fire

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THREE VEHICLES TORCHED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY DRIVEWAY:

A McCalla woman woke up Easter Sunday to find three vehicles on fire in her driveway. A Ford, Mazda and BMW were torched, and investigators are searching for the person or persons responsible.

"I have no idea what and why and who would be so mean to do this," said victim Arlene Colston. "I'm just in shock not knowing who could have started this or what."

It happened in the overnight hours on Bradford Road. Colston lost her vehicle, her husband's, and her daughter's.

Sgt. Brian Allison said: "The McAdory fire chief happened to be driving down Pocahauntas road. He saw what he described as a black male wearing a black running suit, black pants, black top, a black do-rag and what appeared to be orange gloves on his hands."

If you have any information on who's responsible, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. You will remain anonymous.

TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE:

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES." Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to www.crimestoppersmetroal.com click on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous. Each tipster receives a private code number. If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.
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