Sandy Springs squad car found with burned towel in gas tank

The marked vehicle was in a parking deck at a Sandy Springs apartment complex. (Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department)

The marked vehicle was in a parking deck at a Sandy Springs apartment complex. (Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department)

Someone put a towel in the gas tank of a Sandy Springs police car Monday morning and set it on fire, authorities said.

The person responsible has not been detained.

Sgt. Ron Momon said the marked cruiser was in a parking deck at 1160 Hammond Drive when it was discovered Monday morning “with a towel shoved into the tube leading to the fuel tank.” The towel was then set on fire, Momon said, causing “moderate damage” to the cruiser and melting the gas cap.

No further information was released. The address provided matched that of a Sandy Springs apartment complex.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.