Florida police car set on fire; note referencing Black Lives matter left nearby

Officers were called around 2:30 a.m. for reports of a vehicle fire.

They found a marked Daytona Beach police car fully engulfed in flames.

A note apparently left by the arsonist was found nearby.

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Investigators said the note referenced the recent officer-involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and included an obscenity directed at police officers.

Investigators said the vehicle had been left at the location as a “ghost car.”

Police said it appeared to be a case of arson. The State Fire Marshal's Office will investigate.

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