Broward County

Woman Accused of Trying to Set Broward Sheriff's Deputy's Car on Fire

Toni Carr, 25, facing multiple charges including attempted arson and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer

File image of a Broward Sheriff's Office vehicle

A woman is facing charges after officials said she tried to set a Broward Sheriff's deputy's car on fire at a traffic light.

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday as the deputy was stopped at a light at the intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and West Sunrise Boulevard.

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said 25-year-old Toni Carr walked up to the deputy's car and started banging on the window and broke off the driver side mirror.

Toni Carr
Broward Sheriff's Office
Toni Carr

Carr then walked to the rear of the vehicle and removed the gas cap and placed paper items into the bas tank before using a lighter to set a lottery ticket on fire, officials said.

The deputy, who believed Carr was trying to set the vehicle on fire, got out and ordered Carr onto the ground. Carr complied and was taken into custody.

Carr was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, attempted arson, criminal mischief and felony violation of probation.

Carr remained held without bond Monday, Broward jail records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

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