A person smashed the rear window of an unoccupied Austin police patrol car and threw a lit firework inside it early Sunday morning near the site of recent protests against immigration enforcement operations in the area, police officials said. The interior of the car burned.
According to the Austin police, officers saw a person damage the patrol car, and then leave as a passenger in another car. The suspect ran from officers on foot after they pulled the car over, but was eventually detained.
So far the suspect has only been charged with evading arrest, police officials said. The investigation of the patrol car fire is still ongoing, the Statesman reports.