An NYPD officer’s BMW was “intentionally set on fire” Tuesday night — and investigators believe the car was targeted because of the police parking placard on its windshield.
A witness reported the car fire in front of the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue subway station at around 9:30 p.m., police said.
After the FDNY extinguished the flames, cops discovered the vehicle was owned by an on-duty police officer who was working in a transit anti-crime post nearby, according to a department memo obtained by The Post. The 2002 convertible had an NYPD “restricted parking permit” displayed on its windshield.
The discovery prompted the Police Benevolent Association to warn its more than 20,000 members to take precautions when parking their personal vehicles.