Maine Man Arrested for Arson After Posting Burned Car on Facebook

July 14, 2010

Belfast Fire

Photo Courtesy of Belfast Facebook Page

A Belfast, Maine, man is facing charges he set a Mercedes-Benz on fire and then posted photos of the burning vehicle on Facebook.

Belfast police say 36-year-old Asgard Tarick Gilbert was arrested on a felony arson charge.

The Bangor Daily News said the arrest came two weeks after police found the 1982 Mercedes burning on River Avenue.

Police say Gilbert told officers he saw the car with a “small campfire” in the back seat.

The Bangor Daily News says the charge came after police scrutinized surveillance tape from a Belfast store and seized Gilbert’s cell phones and computer.

Police said the owner of the non-working car had been trying to sell it.

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