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- A police car in Daytona Beach was set on fire in the early hours of Sunday, with a nearby note mentioning the Black Lives Matter movement.
A Daytona Beach police cruiser was set on fire and a note referencing the Black Lives Matter movement was found nearby.
According to a statement from Daytona Beach police, dispatch received a call of a vehicle fire at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Responding officers found a marked Daytona Beach police car fully engulfed in flames in front of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach.
The car was being used as a "ghost car'' to deter crime in the area.
Fire crews responded and put the fire out. No one was injured.
Investigators found a note that said "Black Lives Matter. A. Sterling P. Castile. [Expletive] the police.'' It's unclear exactly where the note was found.
Police Chief Mike Chitwood says the car was likely firebombed with a Molotov cocktail.
The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the incident.