Madisonville Police Looking for Arson Suspects


Police in Madisonville, Kentucky say they are searching for two arson suspects caught on camera trying to burn down a barber shop on Sunday.

Police posted the video on YouTube.

It happened at the barber shop in the 300 block of Arch St.

You can see a white van pull up to the back door.

Then, a woman gets out and shatters the glass.

After a couple swings, a man grabs the first of two Molotov cocktails and tosses it in.

However, the second attempt doesn’t appear to go as planned.

Flames burst on the door and catch the man on fire.

A second camera shows him sprinting and then tripping onto the grass – losing a shoe in the process.

Police say the van is missing two hubcaps and has damage to the back bumper.

The building was not badly damaged.

The fire was reported when an employee arrived to work and noticed an odor described as fuel.

Police say the van appears to be a white Ford Windstar.

If anyone has information on the suspects, contact Detective Paul Haynie at 270-821-1720 or the Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 270-825-1111.

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