VIDEO: Shirtless Man Torches Boat in Ramapo

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    Police are searching for the man seen on surveillance video setting a boat on fire in Ramapo early Sunday. (Published Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011)

    Police in Rockland County are looking for a man caught on surveillance video torching a boat.

    The video, taken early Sunday morning on Sterling Mine Road in Ramapo, shows a shirtless man walking around the boat, then setting it on fire.

    The flames spread to five neighboring construction trucks, which were also damaged.

    Detective Lt. Mark Emma told the LoHud newspaper he suspected the man either had a grudge against the owners of the construction business, Conserv Construction, or fishing boat owner, Action Plumber.

    Detectives are awaiting forensic forensic results to know if an accelerant was used to set the fires, Emma told the newspaper.