Donation box in Fort Worth set on fire

The Fort Worth Fire Department is asking for help identifying a man and child seen in surveillance video at a charity donation shed moments before a suspicious fire started.

Arson investigators say the donation box in the 160 block of Circle Park in north Fort Worth was intentionally set on fire.

Detectives want to know who the man is that was seen driving a four-door light-colored Chevy SUV and had a small child with him.

Surveillance video shows the two rummaging through some of the items.

Investigators say a minute after the two drove off, the outside of the donation box went up in flames.

Connie Nahoolewa, head of Northside Inter Community Agency, said she has a sickening feeling.

"I feel very badly for the thrift store manager. She went home in tears that day,” she said. “It does something to your psyche and just things that you're trying to do to help others."

Investigators hope someone can put the pieces together to lead them to the people responsible for the fire.

"Maybe the first day I wanted to skin him alive, but I do believe in forgiveness,” said Nahoolewa. “I feel that if there is some way he can recognize what he has done and somehow change himself to be a better person, I would hope."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Worth Fire Department Arson Investigators at 817-392-6852.


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