A car belonging to a Saint Lucia Clergyman was set on fire Monday morning by persons unknown, it has been reported.
The incident occurred at Odsan.
Francis Polius, a pastor at the Goodlands Full Gospel Church, told St Lucia Times about 2:30 a.m his dogs began raising a ruckus.
He said the animals are locked in cages.
According to Polius, he went to investigate what was causing the dogs to create the disturbance.
” I looked around – I saw nothing, so I decided to look on the other side facing the main road,” he told St Lucia Times.
The Saint Lucia clergyman recalled seeing two people enter a vehicle which remained stationary for a while.
He said he concluded that the dogs had been barking at the duo.
However Polius disclosed that when he went back inside, he saw a huge flame and discovered that his car was on fire.
“Some of my neighbours came and we did our best to try and send as much water in it to put out the fire before the gas tank itself had gotten fire,” he stated.
Polius said another vehicle was parked near his.
“To be honest with you, I have no idea who would do that because I am in no trouble with anybody; none whatsoever,” he declared.
He noted that his vehicle was totally destroyed.
“Who else is safe now? If your vehicle is parked by your house and you’re in no trouble with somebody and someone can just come and do that in the middle of the night, what about your house? It could have been my house,” Polius exclaimed.
“My message is to tell people out there – whatever reason they have for their violence; look for a peaceful way to settle it because for me it makes no sense.”
“Why should somebody burn my car when I have no trouble with anybody?” Polius lamented.
He said someone broke the rear windshield and threw something flammable into the vehicle.
Polius recalled that last week a BMW vehicle belonging to someone in his church suffered the same fate.
“They sent fire in it the same way,” he lamented.