Miami Man Set Cars on Fire to 'Amuse Himself': Police - NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Man Set Cars on Fire to 'Amuse Himself': Police

Cody John Hull facing four counts of second-degree arson

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    NBC 6 Reporter Claudia DoCampo is in Miami, where a man appeared in court for being accused of setting cars on fire.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017)

    Police have arrested a man they say set several cars on fire in southwest Miami-Dade to "amuse himself."

    Cody John Hull, 35, was arrested Tuesday on four counts of second-degree arson, one count of burglary, and one count of grand theft, according to an arrest report.

    Police say Hull is responsible for setting a number of cars on fire back in March in the area of Southwest 56th Street and 107th Avenue.

    According to the arrest report, a truck was set on fire at a home and three cars were set on fire at two auto shops in the early morning hours of March 23. Surveillance video from the auto shops showed a suspect pouring liquid on the cars and setting them on fire, the report said.

    Cody Hull Appears in Bond Court

    [MI] Cody Hull Appears in Bond Court

    Cody Hull, accused of setting cars on fire in Miami-Dade, appears in bond court.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017)

    On March 28, another car was set on fire on Southwest 56th Street, the report said.

    One of the auto shop owners identified the suspect as Hull, who he said lived nearby and had stolen a truck from his business, the report said.

    An acquaintance of Hull was arrested in June and admitted he witnessed Hull set the cars on fire, the report said. The man said Hull did it "for no apparent reason other than to amuse himself," the report said.

    When Hull was arrested, he denied any involvement in the arsons, the report said. Hull was booked into jail, where he was being held on $36,000 bond Wednesday, records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

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