OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) - A Crestview, Florida, man is arrested for allegedly setting his truck on fire Friday night, Okaloosa County deputies report.
Kevin Robert Murphy, 28, is charged with arson, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) says they responded to reports of a loud boom on Mare Dr. and found a Chevy Silverado truck fully engulfed in flames.
When talking with Murphy, OCSO says he told deputies he poured gas onto and into the truck and set it on fire. He added he started the fire "to give us [sherriff's office] something to do" and to give himself an extra Christmas present.
While being arrested, deputies found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Murphy's possession.
No injuries were reported, but a nearby vehicle and building suffered minor damage, OCSO says. The Dorcas Fire Department quickly arrived and put out the fire.